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Housing the Dead: A lense through local densification patterns

Abstract

It is a fact - Death will find us, eventually. It is not a subject architects - or people in general - enjoy conversing about over dinner. Any slight consideration about death releases anxiety, confronting us to think - what’s life after death? Because of our fear of mortality, not much time is spent thinking about the subject, design of funereal architecture has not developed as much as other architectural typologies. Until we can clearly answer the cliché “Does it serve the dead or the living ?” - we will only have marginal understanding of expertise.

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