transformationalcemeterydesign

Enhancing Environmental Experience

In Cemeteries on January 22, 2013 at 10:05 am
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Murou Art Forest, Nara, Japan

A place: when and where we enter and where we go to remember….

 

Leading us maybe to a memorial “plaza” with ashes:

 

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Cherry Blossom Garden, outside Tokyo

 

…and maybe a place to rest, a bit away:

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Tamina Thermal Baths, Bad Ragaz, Switzerland

 

…and we can re-engage in a shared, inspired space:

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Reunification Monument, Yaounde, Cameroon

 

…as we exit, we might walk alongside beautiful green columbarium walls:Image

 

 

…another possible design for a “living” columbarium:

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Office Building moss garden, Tokyo

 

The ideas and thoughts are here:  we can have all the modern thinking about urban environments applied directly to memorial spaces. The thinking is about creating and enhancing environmental experience, personal experience. There is a dearth of that now: we need more, and right away. There are many exciting choices to come!

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  1. It would be nice if you’d tell us where your photos were taken.

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