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Enhancing Environmental Experience

In Cemeteries on January 22, 2013 at 10:05 am

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:



Cherry Blossom Garden, outside Tokyo


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


Tamina Thermal Baths, Bad Ragaz, Switzerland


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


Reunification Monument, Yaounde, Cameroon


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



…another possible design for a “living” columbarium:


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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