Saturday, June 25, 2016

Arconsanti: Sky Tower Suite

Sharon and I stayed in the Sky Tower Suite when we spent the night at Arcosanti.  The place had the most amazing view, but was three stories up with no elevator.  My calves were sore by the time we got home.

It was an interesting place and had a couple of different levels to it.  It had a fully functioning kitchen with a bar, small living space with three stairs leading to a loft or stage area.  This is used to add extra bedding if more people are staying there.  The bathroom is small along with the shower, but was just fine for us.  My room had a single bed on one level with a fan on the upper space.  This place has no AC, but the fans kept us cool.  Sharon's room was down a couple of steps with a full bed.

It was a nice place for us to lay our heads at night and to enjoy the incredible sunset in the evening.

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Arconsanti: The Residents

I found the residents of Arconsanti intelligent, worldly and hard workers.  Many are artists and create magnificent pieces of art which is displayed throughout the premises.  All their homes and apartments are different with not one the same as the other.  Each person works there and participates in all functions of the place.  We saw many fruits and veggie plants growing all around the grounds which are maintain by the residents.  There are about 90 people living at Arconsanti.

This person's home had a wall made of glass.

Some of the apartments around the place.

I wasn't sure if someone lived in this tiny place, but found it fascinating.

One of the many grapevines growing around the grounds.

This is where all their ceramic and brass items are created.

Our friend's abode.

The underground home.

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Arconsanti: Building Structures

The unusual architecture of Arconsanti is as nice to look at as well as functions great with the Arizona climate.  The walls, ceilings and floors are cement and thick.  Some of the roofs are dome-shaped with arches.  Many of the rooms or apartments, have large round windows.  Some of the buildings are only visible from the top and are mostly underground.  The place is pleasant and nice to photograph.

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