ARCH 411/ Spring 2017
The project goal is to change the perception of death and the grieving process through a linear progression as a sequence of the narrative of a better place. They did this by separating the mourners below ground and the body above ground. Above ground, where the body is located, two fabric screen layers surround a glass wall creating a mysterious light quality that mourners cannot fully understand. Below ground, where the mourners are, heavy slate and burned wood reflect the darkness and rawness of grieving.
2017 AIA Nebraska Emerging Architects Excellence in Unbuilt Architecture | Honor Award