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DEGREE PROJECT FALL 2009 HONOLULU, HAWAII

WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY IN SAINT LOUIS MICHELE FREDERICKS


Hanging coffins in Echo Valley, Sagada. These coffins are carved by the elderly before they die. This ritual involves pushing the bodies into the tight spaces of the coffins, and often bones are cracked and broken as the process is completed. After the deceased are put inside these coffins they are then brought to caves high in the cliffs where they join the coffins of other ancestors. The people of Sagada have been doing this for over 2000 years. .


Hanging coffins in Echo Valley, Sagada. These coffins are carved by the elderly before they die. This ritual involves pushing the bodies into the tight spaces of the coffins, and often bones are cracked and broken as the process is completed. After the deceased are put inside these coffins they are then brought to caves high in the cliffs where they join the coffins of other ancestors. The people of Sagada have been doing this for over 2000 years. .


Hanging coffins in Echo Valley, Sagada. These coffins are carved by the elderly before they die. This ritual involves pushing the bodies into the tight spaces of the coffins, and often bones are cracked and broken as the process is completed. After the deceased are put inside these coffins they are then brought to caves high in the cliffs where they join the coffins of other ancestors. The people of Sagada have been doing this for over 2000 years. .


TEMPORARY REST

The capsule hotel is an space saving affordable solution to temporary housing for travelers. These kinds of hotel have become greatly popular over the past few years. The module is often referred to as being coffin like. These capsules being the most ephemeral place of rest uncannily resemble our most permanent resting place of a cemetery plot or coffin.


Hanging coffins in Echo Valley, Sagada. These coffins are carved by the elderly before they die. This ritual involves pushing the bodies into the tight spaces of the coffins, and often bones are cracked and broken as the process is completed. After the deceased are put inside these coffins they are then brought to caves high in the cliffs where they join the coffins of other ancestors. The people of Sagada have been doing this for over 2000 years. .


The capsule hotel is an space saving affordable solution to temporary housing for travelers. These kinds of hotel have become greatly popular over the past few years. The module is often referred to as being coffin like. These capsules being the most ephemeral place of rest uncannily resemble our most permanent resting place of a cemetery plot or coffin.

BREAKING THE MODULE


Projecting into the year 2050 the growth rate of Honolulu Hawaii will produce and significant increase in built structure. Most of this structure will grow vertically due to the land restriction of the island. O’ahu Hawaii hold almost ninety percent of Hawaii’s population. There is a great need for space saving on the island including for the burial of its people. In 2050 the process of building may warrant for institutions to be paired together in what we feel are not strange juxtapositions. My proposal is that of a hotel and cemetery combined with a sanctuary of silence joining the two parts. There is a growing need for people to visit the places of rest of their loved ones as people are living far away from their places of birth and other family members. This cemetery hotel will provide a beautiful place of final rest for many people and a temporary place of rest for those who love them.


Hanging coffins in Echo Valley, Sagada. These coffins are carved by the elderly before they die. This ritual involves pushing the bodies into the tight spaces of the coffins, and often bones are cracked and broken as the process is completed. After the deceased are put inside these coffins they are then brought to caves high in the cliffs where they join the coffins of other ancestors. The people of Sagada have been doing this for over 2000 years. .


Hanging coffins in Echo Valley, Sagada. These coffins are carved by the elderly before they die. This ritual involves pushing the bodies into the tight spaces of the coffins, and often bones are cracked and broken as the process is completed. After the deceased are put inside these coffins they are then brought to caves high in the cliffs where they join the coffins of other ancestors. The people of Sagada have been doing this for over 2000 years. .



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