Dimitrije Milic, Serbian, Arhi.pro




The end.

#apotheosis #mementomori #gonetoglory #aerialburial #transcendence



A structural solution of a futuristic cemetery inspired by our constant need of self-improvement and self-admiration…

‘’When we die, we step into the unknown which we will not fear, but celebrate as a moment of glorification to a divine state.’’ A comforting thought confronting the idea of life’s transiency.

Apotheosis, as the most common way of committal among the well standing, provides the dead with the most refined process of cremation that allows formation of altocumulus clouds consisted of evaporated water mixed with the ashes of the deceased.

An everlasting journey into transcendence.

By the use of semi-advanced technology incorporated into an architectural monument specifically shaped to support formation of artificial clouds, a long practiced process of cremation was introduced to its subtler approach.

During cremation, heat emitted is used to start the process of water evaporation followed by cooling, condensation, mixture with minimized particles of ash (less than 0.2μm) and water, and its pressurized release, transforming our last material remains into a new state.

The motive of transformation from the material body of a limited human to an immaterial boundless energy (1:1) is mimicked though the dual architecture of parallel spirals of structure and visible air.



Kochia Memoria






Kochia Memoria is a proposal in remembrance. It asks us how our last
act can return us to the earth and our loved ones. Here, death is not the
end, but a new beginning.
Download the app and choose how you say goodbye. Your rituals stay
your own. Our sustainable cremation process places your loved one’s
ashes in our patented biodegradable urn, sprinkled with Kochia Scoparia
When you feel it’s time, bring the urn to the final resting place of your
choice. Our urns, comprised of PHA polymer, filters the air and water as
it degrades, releasing the now fertilised Kochia Scoparia seeds to spread
and grow. Tag and track these movements through our app, providing
service that is infinitely accessible. Login to upload images, memories,
videos anytime, anywhere.
Life is not static, and neither is death. Kochia Memoria reminds us of the
journey’s we take even after death. We live on in the memories of those
we leave behind, in each blade of grass we sprout, and the very wind
that carries us.



TEAM                        : Sapta Sunusae

NATIONALITY       : Indonesia

INSTITUTION        : Sepuluh Nopember Institute of Technology (ITS)


Future cemetery is only a room ambience




In the future, we can put aside of where the physical body of the dead will be decomposed. Mourning and recalling the deceased is something personal. Hence, it suppose to be done at home where we can find comfort out of our daily routines. This project aims to convert the deceased ones into room ambience at our home through their very basic idendity, DNA. Our genetic code is made up from four types of nitrogen bases, adenine (A), thymine (T), guanine (G) and cytosine (C). The series order of these bases is what determines biological identity. GENOSENSE manifests this biological identity of the dead into room ambience in the form of lights, sounds and smells.

Light       : [singlet coding] Cytosine(C)=Cyan(C), Guanine(G)=Magenta(M), Adenine(A)=Yellow(Y), Thymine(T)=Key/Black(K)

Sound    : [singlet coding] Cytosine(C)=523 Hz, Guanine(G)=784 Hz, Adenine(A)=880 Hz, Thymine(T)= 660 Hz

Smell      : [triplet coding] There will be 64 bundles, below are some of them.

AGC=Minty (15 D/T), TGC=Fruity (9 D/T), GCT=Woody (20 D/T), GGT=Fragrant (30 D/T)


Lauris Svarups


(Canterbury School of Architecture) University for The Creative Arts


Amphitheatre of Ego

The Modern Sarcophagus

#ego #space #stars #immortality #individual

This is not a story of graveyards of equality, nor is it one of sustainability or a sympathetic future. It explores something else entirely – the ego of the individual. An individual bewitched by the pursuit of immortality, who would relentlessly pursue the preservation of his presence, long after the decay of his mortal body.

The past is saturated by the immortal ego. Pyramids, ziggurats, mausoleums, these monuments cannot be enough for the modern Caesar. The earth and its abundance of monoliths in memoriam have drained the possibility of absolute grandeur.

It is time for the ruthless dreamer to conquer the greatest amphitheater of all – the stars. To propel himself into legend as part of a constellation, a feat previously reserved for the Gods. This is the future for an immortal ego. To decay as an equal amongst thousands of burning suns, in death the individual can achieve an unimaginable greatness, whilst shining down upon the heads of the unworthy masses on earth.



Jakub Kozaczenko, Poland, Wroclaw University of Science and Technology


Apolonia Slesarow, Poland, Wroclaw University of Science and Technology


Konrad Zaborski, Poland, Wroclaw University of Science and Technology


We are the nature

Part of whole 

#city #step_back #nature #park #circle_of_live

What is the meaning of death? Living fast, we often forget, that we are not immortal. Everybody will die. In cities of future where there is no place to breath, surrounded by skyscrapers, what will be appreciated the most?


There is no more place for traditional cemeteries, where everyone has their own grave. Those places has to create value for the city.

What if we connect these two things together? Nature which has always made us feel small and weak, when facing its power, and cemeteries where we bury people and pay tribute.

While entering wild forest, we are taking break from our city lifes. We appear in mystical place which helps to think about life and dead loved ones. Cruising along paths we are guided to centre.

Each life ends up with death.

Each path guide us to structure.

Path is life.

Structure is the symbol of death.

We turn dead to ashes there and they become part of the park. We recall them there and meditate. We look above to see the sky- is there something after…?

We are part of the nature- we come from nature, we live in it and are returning to it.




Hilary Arndt

Dualsims in Nature


1. The monument must exist on a nature preserve no smaller than one square mile
2. The monument must act to capture and retain water for use in the nature preserve
3. The dead must be buried within the confines of the site, in their natural state free from
clothing or ornament. They shall be given back to the earth in their purest form.
4. The monument must formally contain The Above and The Below. The descent/ascent
will act as a transitionary element between the two. There will be no sound in the below.

The Above The Below
light dark
life death
mind body
air earth
reaching rooting
community individual
expression contemplation
celebration reflection

The exordium

Nima Hashemi


University of Tehran


Elahe Mohagheghi


VOOK design atelier


Amir Mohammad Khodapanahi


Pars University


The exordium

#Death #Endpoint #Survival #Individual #Data

Live, Die, Repeat!

One day the last person who knows you will die, Ervin Yalom

From the ancient world to the present day, “death” is a dark, vague, and daunting point in human life.

Humans fear death because they see death as the end point of this life that is in stark contrast to one of the strongest emotions of all living things: Survival

In our idea, humans become three-part cells after death, forming a single whole together:

– DNA: Every individual is a unique person who possesses all the intelligence that can be used as an unlimited and permanent memory.

– The brain: It’s a fundamental part of everyone’s consciousness.

– Digital Data: Memories, experiences, and more are stored on cells so that anyone can access them from anywhere.

Due to the smaller space occupied by cells, it is possible to have a cemetery in any city, local areas, or even a cemetery that communicates with other cemeteries around the world, sharing and accessing information from a pole center. The north pole is a headquarter, the largest database of the human race that can be used to advance humanity.

Eventually, here’s the final question: What if the death is just a beginning?



Team member 1:

Name and surnames: Francisco Tellez Buitrago

Nationality: Spanish

Institution: ETSAM UPM


Team member 2:

Name and surnames: Carmen Rubio Garcia

Nationality: Spanish

Institution: ETSAM UPM




Hashtags: #deathstar #satellite #interstellar  #conection #orbit


Urban environments are already facing density and lack of resources as a challenge to overcome. Consciously aware of these issues, Stardust is a new memorial of death typology, that embraces the future to come by reducing the use of space to commemorate the loss of our loved ones. The ceremony starts with the launch of the transportation spacecraft. The corpse inside gets incinerated reusing the engine’s combustion for travelling and the ashes are kept in a docking capsule which will be attached to the main satellite. Once the capsule arrives to the satellite in outer space, it will deploy a sunlight reflective system which will create an artificial star. The Stardust satellite can be tracked from Earth and the loved ones can spot the star from anywhere around the world. An app can be used to notify onlookers when Stardust will be visible. After death a star is born.

Memory Gardens

Niloufar Jalal-Zadeh


John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Design, University of Toronto



The emancipation of the biological body from tangible memory


#: FreeTheRemains, CelebratingTheReturn, SustainableCemeteries, LandscapeSolutions, PublicGardens


The biological remains of the beloved deceased succumb to decay despite the gallons of embalming fluid, chemically treated endangered wood and the many tons of concrete and steel we bury in the earth to mark the underground territories of the dead.

This proposal reimagines a “grave site” where memorialisation does not impenetrably claim the ground but rather supports and celebrates decomposition as the crucial final step our physical bodies must undergo in the Natural cycle.

Where the remains are to seamlessly become the earth*, the appropriate vessel by nature, becomes a landscaping element; to retain and enshrine earth itself, the remains that return to it, and the life that blossoms from it.

Precast concrete units are designed to aggregate “memorial bodies” – surfaces bearing the memory of individuals whose remains are returned to the earth retained – in a proficient and flexible manner. The units exist in two types: The Retaining Unit, and the Supporting Unit. The two can be combined to administer a diverse set of landscape strategies to address design problems of varying scale and context. Among the scenarios imagined are terraced gardens that con preserve ravines against erosion and flooding, and stacked landscape towers that can double as multi-level pedestrian bridges or be inserted in urban fabrics as vertical gardens. The ultimate aim is to fold the burial ground typology back into the fabric of public life in a manner that reconciles and celebrates our inevitable physical connection to the earth. It provides a continual and communal narrative, alternate to the finite isolation that otherwise awaits our corporal bodies in the conventional graveyard.

The final image portrays an instance of possible further exploration with the landscape module. Here, as a navigation strategy, a stepped garden is imagined where units represent days in the year and bear memorials accordingly. The garden is planted such that the sweep of blossoms across it throughout the seasons act as a visual calendar that celebrates those whose memories hold up its earth and whose bodies have nourished it.


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