Design, reinforced by research, reveals an urgent call to liberate city life from the burden of outmoded practices. A community’s need for sanitary and sensible disposal of corpses is intertwined with the need of survivors to organize suitable rituals and memorialize the deceased.

DeathLab’s body of research includes critical theoretical spatial propositions, data projections, scientific inquiry, and aims to develop ways to reduce the adverse impacts of our living years on the environment.

GSAPP Spring 2011: Memory Bank : Urban Silence

The rarity of urban silence is an inspiration.

Multiplicity, distraction and cacophony epitomize the desirable complexity of the metropolis, yet spaces of contemplation, focus, and reflection are integral to our existence. Through a public library and explorations of civic sanctuary, we honor the substantive power of words and space, aspiring for concurrent states of profundity and silence through the shaping of content and void. The durability of imagination catalyzes and sustains progress.

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