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DEGREE PROJECT FALL 2009 HONOLULU, HAWAII

WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY IN SAINT LOUIS MICHELE FREDERICKS


BREAKING THE MODULE

Hangin g coffins in Ec ho Vall ey , Sa gad a. Th es e coffins are carved by the el derly before they die . Th is ritua l i nvo lves push ing the bod ie s into the tight spac es of the coffin s, an d often bon es are cracke d an d broke n as the process is compl eted. After the decea sed are put ins id e thes e coffins they are then broug ht to caves high in the cliffs where they join the coffins of other ance stors. The p eop le o f S agad a have bee n do ing this for ove r 2000 yea rs.


PUNCHBOWL CEMETERY

HILLSIDE SITE

DIAMOND HEAD STATE PARK


PROGRAM

CEMETERY: 10,000 SQ FT

CHAPEL:

1,500 SQ FT

HOTEL:

10,000 SQ FT

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