transformationalcemeterydesign

Places to Pause….

In Cemeteries, Pathways on June 10, 2013 at 10:09 am

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Mt. Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge, MA

Needed: places to pause, places to rest, places of comfort….

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Jefferson Memorial, Jefferson Garden, University of Missouri

In our journeys through cemeteries, we need places to rest…

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Newscastle, Northern Ireland

We need human-scaled private places and pathways…

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Mt. Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge, MA

Materials that relate to us…

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Webb School Memorial Garden, Knoxville, KY

Spaces made expressly for the living….Cemeteries provide environments of contemplation- we can encourage that with benches and walls to sit on, landscaping to screen us, vistas to inspire. It’s pretty straight-forward, but current design seems to make cemeteries drop-off and transitory places rather than transformational living places. 

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