Yan Chen
Hannah Schafers

ARCH 411 / Spring 2018

Through the use of nature, intentional simplicity and materiality, the architecture aims to promote optimism and peace by allowing the living to reflect on the memories they carry, that tie them to their loved one after passing. The cantilever and use of raw wood, creates an atmosphere in which nature helps elevate one’s spirit, and shifts their experience of nature into the tree canopy. A stream splits the pavilion symbolizing the presence of the loss and promotes two parallel, yet different, axes of circulation, allowing people to feel a sense of comfort through recollection of memories in a time of great sorrow.

SARA-NY Honor Award