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Matias Cena

Matias Cena

Upland, CA, US

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Location and massing sketches
Location and massing sketches
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Bio-Cremation for Los Angeles County

The Bio-Crematorium addresses the anti-sustainability of cemeteries today by exploiting the uncanny nature of factory, memorial, and landscape into a catalyst to understand the sustainable process of cremation with the use of water. The energy of memory currently exists as an ephemeral architecture governed by the speed limit of technology. In a location where multiple forms of transportation exist in close proximity, the perception of the ‘factory’ must be one of transition. Transition’s inherent movement then reflects our place in time by only allowing the user to understand a sense of continuous space rather than a location. The procession therefore manipulates both the visitor and the landscape to create a harmony and tension between the elements.

 
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Status: School Project
Location: Los Angeles River

 
Procession and storage tower (capacity 500)
Procession and storage tower (capacity 500)
Physical model
Physical model
Human = Landscape
Human = Landscape
Landscape Displayed
Landscape Displayed
Landscape - Human - Water
Landscape - Human - Water
Water Becomes Orientation
Water Becomes Orientation
Ceremony Steps
Ceremony Steps
Ceremony space, detail, and section
Ceremony space, detail, and section
Arrival/ transition to preparation room
Arrival/ transition to preparation room

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