Iconic NYC Buildings in the Desert

In a mesmerizing series, former agency director and now hands-on designer Anton Repponen takes recognizable (some iconic) structures and places them in barren landscapes. The result is entirely familiar and surreal at the same time. From the United Nations headquarters sitting in the middle of a desert, 8 Spruce Street (aka New York By Gehry) on a sand dune to the Guggenheim Museum on a …

Finding Respite at FORM Arcosanti 2016

Powerful and intimate music performances, unique architecture and more contribute to a revitalizing weekend in the desert

“Has everybody been having an insanely relaxing time?” electronic musician and hypeman-for-Saturday-night Dan Deacon asks the crowd, adding how almost “creepily” relaxing it’s been here at Arcosanti, Arizona before immediately shifting the mood into high gear. What a fitting summary for the weekend. The architectural experiment in the desert hosted around 1200 campers for the third iteration of FORM Arcosanti, founded and run by the …

Interview: Zach Tetreault of FORM Arcosanti

The intimate, free-by-application music festival founded by band Hundred Waters grows consciously in the most magical of places

These days, dusty dirt roads lead you to plenty of music festivals but there’s something about FORM Arcosanti that strikes you dumb with wonder. First, it’s the bewitching architecture of the desert town where it takes place. An hour north of Phoneix lies Arcosanti, an experimental city built starting in the ’70s—led by Italian architect Paolo Soleri (mentored by Frank Lloyd Wright)—and was never officially …