a concept of architectural design in which an ideal city is contained within one immense vertical structure, thereby reducing wasteful consumption and preserving the natural surroundings: We are to imagine the principle of arcology as an opposite alternative to urban sprawl.
a city contained within one immense vertical structure, considered ideal for reducing wasteful consumption and preserving the natural surroundings: Students from nine states entered their designs for East Coast arcologies.
- ar·co·log·i·cal [ahr-kuh-loj-i-kuhl] /ˌɑr kəˈlɒdʒ ɪ kəl/ adjective
- ar·co·log·i·cal·ly, adverb
- ar·col·o·gist, noun
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