Welcome to Arcosanti

The World’s First Prototype Arcology

Arcosanti is a project of The Cosanti Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose mission is to inspire a reimagined urbanism that builds resilient and equitable communities sustainably integrated with the natural world. At Arcosanti, we pursue this mission through experimentation and application of the principles of arcology, a combination of the words architecture and ecology that offers an alternative to urban sprawl. We invite you to explore our website, follow us on social media, and sign up for our newsletter to learn more.

Arcosanti is open to the public year-round except on New Year’s Day, Easter, Independence Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas. 

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Be Our Guest

Tours and events aren’t the only way to experience Arcosanti. You can also spend the night!

Our Greenhouse Guestrooms and Airbnbs offer simple, elegant accommodations that allow you to experience the full effect of our prototype arcology. Catch a stunning desert sunset, see the Milky Way on a clear night, listen to the call of coyotes and owls in the distance, take a moonlit walk across the mesa, spend time with our community, swim in our pool, sip your morning coffee with the sunrise, and enjoy unchaperoned access to much of the main site. A night or two at Arcosanti is an experience like none other.

Rooms fill fast, so book your stay today.

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Cosanti Originals Windbells

Cosanti Originals Windbells have been an important source of income for The Cosanti Foundation to support its mission and its stewardship of both Arcosanti and Cosanti. The notion of “craft” and art-making has a rich tradition at Cosanti and Arcosanti. The cast-in-place method used to make the ceramic Windbells was the inspiration for building the innovative silt-cast structures pioneered by Paolo Soleri.

The largest concentration of these provocative structures is at Cosanti, Soleri’s former design studio, in Paradise Valley, Arizona. Today, the handcrafted Ceramic and Bronze Windbells are still being made, one by one, in the same time-honored artistic tradition, by skilled artisans. Renowned worldwide, Cosanti Originals Windbells are a collectible and sought-after “Arizona” treasure.

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