You'd bring your dead to it on a boat, bear the body through a ceremonial labyrinth and the body lifted to the rooftop, exposed to the elements.
The concept design will likely never be built, but it's a bold way of thinking about honoring the dead, designed by Miró Rivera. The floating structure is "a place where any person -- regardless of nationality, race, religion, age or affluence -- can be laid to rest."
The Dead Sea Necropolis of the Future
[Order of the Good Death]
As this spectacular cross-section of the NYPL main branch demonstrates, the library was designed to service the needs of all the city’s dwellers, even the CHUDs. (via From Deco to Atom)
Between the Reagan years and the crash of 2008, developers absorbed the skyrocketing wealth of the 1% with monuments to bad taste and ostentation: the McMansion.
See sample pages from this book at Wink. In 1958 and ’59, an unprecedented study was conducted by the Institute of Personality Assessment and Research at the University of California, Berkeley. The idea was to apply the latest psychological tests on the world’s most famous and accomplished architects to try and determine what makes them […]
Finding quality icons is a challenge for designers, and can also get pretty costly if you use them often. And when you’ve got a lot to do, the last thing you want to spend your time on is creating new icons from scratch That’s why we recommend using the Noun Project ($49). Noun Project is a site […]
While Netflix and Hulu have seemingly dominated the streaming market with their limited selections, we’ve looked a little outside the box and found something pretty great as an alternative. SelectTV combines all the content of cable with the convenience of streaming, and it’s affordable too.SelectTV is an online subscription service that packs an impressive library of over […]
These days, the vape market is saturated with low-quality products, making it nearly impossible to separate the gems from the duds. The Atmos Rx Dry Herb Vaporizer stands out from crowd for two reasons: its impressive battery life and durable construction. This high-end little gadget is compact enough to fit in your pocket, and packs a powerful punch, […]