Design Library Image Collection
Archivision Addition Module FIVE--6,102 images
Type of View:
Cat Cast House (1965), view of the north apse, showing entry with tunnel behind
Date of View:
The earth over which concrete was cast to form this structure was molded by a caterpillar tractor, thus ¿cat¿-cast. Once a dormitory for workshop participants the house now serves as a residence for Cosanti staff artisans. The adjacent apse faces south to form a courtyard in front of the house. It was cast in the sections over wooden tent poles supported by scaffolding.
¿ Scott Gilchrist, Archivision, Inc.
Addition Module FIVE
Architecture and energy conservation
Geography; settlements; cities; ideal cities
Architecture; multiple dwellings; housing complexes; housing projects
built environment; settlements and landscapes; inhabited places
Paolo Soleri (American architect, born 1919)
begun 1956 (creation)
cast reinforced concrete
Cosanti, Paradise Valley, Arizona, United States