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]
Starting in 2007, photographer and visual effects artist Dimitris Tsalkanis has been building a digital 3D model of ancient Athens. The result is an immersive historical recreation where everyone online is invited. How did Tsalkanis handle this Herculean (rather, Heraklean) task? He learned as he went. From Sarah Rose Sharp’s article about Ancient Athens 3D […]
Many of the world’s most famous buildings sport spires, masts and other bullshit designed to make them superficially taller without adding to the expense and difficulty of construction. Pictured below is the classic example: The Petronas Towers, which captured the title of “world’s tallest building” from Chicago’s Willis (then Sears) Tower in 1998 despite being […]
A 15th-century cesspit found under Somerset House in London has been lovingly recreated as a 3D model that you can explore in your web browser. [via Londonist] Archaeologists from MOLA also uncovered a number of interesting objects from the pit: “These include a rare 14th century ‘Penn’ floor tile – a decorating material of choice […]
If you’re routinely prone to being stressed out, hurried or generally made out-of-sorts by the hectic pace of the world and life changes, then…yikes. We don’t envy what you must be going through these days. Right about now, even the most zen and centered among us are bound to be feeling some level of anxiety […]
So…exactly how many times a day are you singing Happy Birthday to your sink? Unless you’re among the most germaphobic among us, it’s unlikely you ever thought the simple act of handwashing would start to take on such a central role in our daily lives. Of course, with all the touching and such, bar soap […]
Paralysis by analysis. It’s the phenomenon that happens when you’re so stuck on thinking through all the ramifications of your actions that you don’t actually take action in the first place. That can happen with all this free time you’re spending stuck inside your house. With literally every home-bound option available to you, it’s easy […]