Deathscape Through Disorientation
- ABSTRACT: Placing a lost one in a cemetery should not be considered an end, but a beginning. The idea that the absence of life equates to the absence of architecture should be challenged. Death is more of a gateway; the physical end is not the end. Often, burial sites, the host for lost relatives and friends, are overlooked. Modern day cemeteries are overcrowded and overpopulated, but compelling solutions to this problem are rare. The land of the living overcrowds the landscape of the dead. This thesis explores the idea of expanding the realm in which the dead are gone, creating a duality that suggests life only makes sense once compared to death. The thesis experiments with the dualities of permanent/temporary, life/death, built/ unbuilt, figure/field and found/designed, to generate new cemetery conditions. Within the space of the cemetery ritualistic “happenings” and more permanent programs coexist. Life lives within the binary because architecture is present.
- INFO: 3D model made for a dystopian graveyard in the future. This project will be centered around one grand labyrinth that is more ambitious in creating a new landscape for the future. Building on the work of M.C. Escher, Jean-Nicolas-Louis Durand, Ricardo Bofill, Xavier Corbero, and landscape artist muralist Yang Yongliang, the project will explore through an ambitious and experimental axonometric of collage, line work, and Photoshop, a futuristic landscape for the no longer that hints at an in-between state. Furthermore, this cemetery abstracts burial traditions and perceptions of death, focusing on what makes them sacred. Embracing polar opposites, the world of the dead and the world of the living, with a simple geometric style encompassing multiple architectural elements. This landscape encompasses just how the uncertainty within this deathscape lies. Although from plan it may seem indistinguishable, what makes this labyrinth of a cemetery so particular are the various takes on individual spaces.
- PROGRAMS: Rhino, Lumion, Adobe Creative Suite