TOKYO VERTICAL CEMETERY


2016, September
Arch Out Loud
Open Ideas Competition

In the city where opposites co-exist, the project represents a communion between different realities. It connects the ground to the sky with the simple movement of a helix, transforming the square in the circle. The subtlety of the silky layer wrapping the volume turns the city into an architectural canvas. While the deceased find their own place in nature, the livings inhabit the space created by imagination. The tomb becomes an upside down house, an utopian space where the dead continue to live under the form of natural elements.

Architecture becomes the rational translation of irrational thoughts, creating a space where people can feel the presence of their emotions.
The cemetery takes the shape of a new lively vertical garden, allowing visitors to experience death in a completely different way. Architectural mediums are therefore used as expressions of both sacredness and daily life, aiming to create a fascinating environment characterized by simplicity and essentiality.
While the deceased find their own place in nature, the livings inhabit the space created by imagination. The tomb becomes an upside down house, an utopian space where the dead continue to live under the form of natural elements.
Finally, death is no more but a new experience of rebirth. 


In / Li