October 31st, 2016

FUNERAL ARCHITECTURE

Tomorrow we will celebrate the All Saints’ Day, and even on a day like this hundreds of families visit their loved ones, more and more people turn to those motivated by visit it to contemplate the great work of art found within its walls visits cemeteries.

This week we want to show you a selection of great funeral architectural works inside and outside our borders, we recommend visiting for its great beauty.

NUESTRA SEÑORA DE LA ALMUDENA CEMETERY

This cemetery is in the neighborhood of Ventas (Madrid), and has more than 120 hectares to accommodate the more than four million souls rest in it, its capacity exceeds the current population of Madrid. Enclosed in their tombs and mausoleums of great artistic, historic and scenic heritage.

The cemetery emerged in 1884 as a temporary burial ground near to the Necropolis del Este. The original cemetery of La Almudena, initialy designed by Arbós y Urioste, stands out for its grandeur and architectural beauty. The central element of its design, a trefoil cross, is a symbolic cemetery configuration that makes one single monument. The highly expressive architectural complex is considered by experts as the best expression of the modernist architecture of Madrid.

IGUALADA CEMETERY, BY ENRIC MIRALLES AND CARME PINOS

Designed by Enric Miralles and Carme Pinós in Barcelona, with poetic ideas of a cemetery por visitors to begin to understand and accept the cycle of life as a link between the past, present and future. Embedded in the mountains of Catalonia, Igualada cemetery was designed as a multi layered landscape that blends with its natural surroundings.

FINISTERRE CEMETERY, BY CÉSAR PORTELA

The cemetery located in the lighthouse Fisterra, designed by Cesar Portela, has just been included in a European Cemeteries Route, with the mention of Cultural Route by the Council of Europe. It is understood as an extension of the landscape itself, dissolved in nature architecture.

HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL IN BERLÍN, BY PETER EISENMAN

The Holocaust Memorial is not a cemetery but a monument designed by the American architect Peter Eisenman, known in the world of architecture as one of the founders and promoters of deconstructivist movement.

THE FOREST CEMETERY, BY ERIK GUNNAR ASPLUND AND SIGURD LEWERENTZ

Skogskyrkogården, The Forest Cemetery, by Erik Gunnas Asplund and Sigurd Lewerentz is located south of the city of Stockholm. Swedish architects were the winners of a contest in 1915 for the construction of a large cemetery in Stockholm, with a project that evoked old Swedish traditions of burial, with clear references to the Swedish national romanticism and a special attention to the role of the forest.

PANTHEON CLOUD, BY CLAVEL ARQUITECTOS

This pantheon located in Murcia, has a surface close to 40m2. This is a place that evokes the transition between two worlds. The broken facade (an interpretation of medieval deployable tables) can only be opened in a particular order. Inside are a cloud crossed by the rays of the sun. Atmospheric conditions found in nature and our cultural references connected with the divine stimulate our spiritual side.

FAMILIAR PANTHEON DESIGNED BY A-CERO

Basing on the perfect and harmonious proportions of the rectangle, a rising piece of pure lines is created, keeping the golde ratio. Sensitivity, harmony, simplicity and a deep respect inspired this unique project that we show.

 

As Proilea (one of the most beautiful old buildings that can be seen in the city of Athens), an imposing gate native China (sixteenth century) is the entry point of the memorial. Solid materials that construct seem to create a threshold being mundane and the divine, while protecting the privacy of the interior.

Inside sobriety remains present throughout the building. In it, it opens a splendid cross on the wall by two perpendicular openings finished in steel plates that allow the passage of light. Looking for maximum brightness, the entire interior is marbled “Macael” whose whiteness accentuates and shine the light into the tomb.

A work that has sought to unite present and future in perfect balance, using classical history and sculpture to create an architecture with an eternal language.

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Comment from Maria Esther Rodríguez Gómez

Son todos muy bonitos. Por diseño destaco el Panteón de Murcia y el de A-cero .Bellisimos y Modernos!!!

Comment from ACerocf

me encanta vuestro panteón. Ya se podrían hacer más cosas así

Es una nueva forma de intentar dar una nueva caracterización a este tipo de arquitectura que muchas veces no nos llama ni la más mínima atención

Comment from journalpdf

es algo funebre , per muy interesante

Comment from Alexia

Es muy interesante como la resolución de estas edificaciones con este tema en particular da lugar a especular puramente con metaforas. El reflejo, la luz, las sombras, todas apreciaciones que tienen que ver con la vida y la muerte.
Mucho para explorar dando buenos resultados.

Comment from Alexia

Es muy interesante como la resolución de estas edificaciones con este tema en particular da lugar a especular puramente con metaforas. El reflejo, la luz, las sombras, todas apreciaciones que tienen que ver con la vida y la muerte.
Mucho para explorar dando buenos resultados.

Comment from ver aqui

me gusta

Comment from Cocinas

Un ejemplo de vuestro arte hasta en la arquitectura de este tipo.

Comment from MAQUILLAJE ECOLÓGICO

Fantástico la resolución de los edificios.