Arcology as a Sustainable Architectural Theory

아르콜로지(Arcology)에 나타난 친환경 건축이론에 관한 연구

  • Hwangbo, A.B. (School of Architecture, Seoul National University of Science & Technology)
  • 황보봉 (서울과학기술대학교 건축학부)
  • Received : 2013.10.30
  • Accepted : 2013.12.05
  • Published : 2013.12.31


Arcology (architecture plus ecology) is a new term that was coined by the visionary architect, Paolo Soleri (1919-2013), and aims to provide a useful solution for a sustainable dense urban environment. Inspired by the environmental and humanistic crisis in the 1970s, he continuously promoted ideal future city forms with arcology in mind. Arcosanti is one of the many arcologies he proposed and is the only one that was constructed. This paper constructs arcology as a sustainable architectural theory with Arcosanti as a verifiable case study. Despite the fact that arcosanti is only partially built, and far from completion, it still possesses some of the values that Soleri's vision may offer to future generations.


Arcology;Arcosanti;Paolo Soleri;Sustainable Architecture


Supported by : 서울과학기술대학교


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