The story of atoms

Name + Surname of each team member

Manuel Alejandro Suárez Hernández / Haruka Tonegawa



Mexico / Japan



Moya Moya


The story of atoms: exchanges between life and death










“When I am dead, you can boil me, burn me, drown me, scatter me—but you cannot destroy me: my little atoms would merely deride such heavy vengeance. Death can do no more than kill you.”

The Journal of a Disappointed Man – W.N.P. Barbellion


This ‘compost burial’ cemetery serves as a public and educational space with a family digital archive. The technology and service to compost human bodies already exist but never had an adequate idea to accommodate much of the produce, while cemeteries have been ‘physically public but socially closed’ on the outskirts or in the mountains.


The sustainable cemetery full of memorial trees and flowers is publicly open, letting the body-composing atoms flow but maintaining the societal existence and life trajectory of the deceased.


A cemetery could be a place, harmoniously situated in dynamic and urban circumstances, to learn and celebrate life stories as well as being a park loved by various visitors including the next generation children. By promoting such positivity instead of the stigma and sorrow surrounding death and a dead body, the forest of compost burial should impact people’s thoughts and options of both how to live and how to be dead.




Newerwhere INC

TEAM: Gleb Goncharenko, Ksenia Zabardygina, Russia.



A new place for your soul

#digitization #space #reunion #immortality #technology

Someone from your family died? Or maybe you are dead? No problem! Now you have where to spend your endless vacation.

The Corporation NEVERWHERE offers you eternal life on our small “island”. Do not worry about your body, your brain will be digitized and the personality will be uploaded to the server, and the body will be disposed of in an environmentally friendly way.

Also now your living relatives and friends can see you. Thanks to our new development, living people can connect to servers NEWERWHERE and spend time with the “dead” (now they are called incorporeal) their free time.

To find out the details and cost of services, please contact us at the office or by email.

And remember NEVERWHERE the best place for your soul.



Cherie + Chan


(Aug 2013-May 2018) National University of Singapore

(Jul 2019-) RDC Architects Pte Ltd


Dandelion2100: A Growing Dynamic of Letting Go Beyond Year 2100







Dandelion2100 is a sensitive and poetic, yet bold design proposal that changes our conceptualisation of life and death, temporary and eternal, material and immaterial, cultural and religious differences, whilst offering a new discourse about coping with the loss of beloved ones. Embracing the philosophy of dualism and the potentials of advanced technology with virtual reality, an emotional and suggestive carefully articulated journey is proposed to help recover from the loss and appreciate life with all its perfections and imperfections again. Symbolically set in the protected nature reserve (MacRitchie Reservoir), Dandelion2100 is a brave response to the shrinkage of heritage and cemetery spaces in Singapore, aiming to protect while being protected.


Dandelion2100 stems from the personal fear of losing my grandmother.




father and mother figure

roommate (from my birth to her death)

totem animal heroine

in totality, my world


The development of Dandelion2100 has been emotive, with my grandmother’s sudden passing. Beyond a theory, the experience and rationale couldn’t have been more heartfelt. Today, every visit to Mandai columbarium brings me to the phase of Veneration, Exit, and Back on the Street with such accuracy.


(Dedicated to the love of my life. Ahma I miss you so.)



P.S. Please do refer to Dandelion2100_Report within the ZIP folder to better contextualise and comprehend the project, Dandelion2100

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