October 9, 2011
Architects and Designers Looking to Transform the Way We Process Death
Spaces that process death – funeral homes, family tombs, crematoria – are traditionally housed within structures that either perpetuate their morbid reputation or attempt to mask their purpose altogether. They are low-lying, dark, heavy buildings with outdated design and architecture. They seem to try to hide and apologize for what their existence stands for.
But, there are some modern architects who are trying to transform the traditional approach to these spaces, to design these environments with more energy and reverence for life. They are designing positive, life-affirming spaces where the dead are honored and their loved ones can process their loss in peace.
Read the full article at SevenPonds Blog