Life/Death

Chapels and cemeteries are, to me, some of the most stunning and moving forms of architecture and landscape architecture.

In my mind it has something to do with how each space is respecting life- or the absence of it. They are places for solitude as well as coming together. Weddings and funerals. Prayer and celebration.

If these places are beautiful, that beauty is a reflection of what they represent.

In chapels, reverence of life and appreciation for its being.

Le Corbusier, La Chapelle Notre Dame du Haut, Ronchamp, France

Le Corbusier, La Chapelle Notre Dame du Haut, Ronchamp, France

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AZL Architects, Nanjing Wanjing Garden Chapel, Nanjing, China

AZL Architects, Nanjing Wanjing Garden Chapel, Nanjing, China

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In cemeteries, respect for life and appreciation for its beauty.

Bayer & Strobel Architekten, Funeral Chapel, Ingelheim Frei-Weinheim, Germany

Bayer & Strobel Architekten, Funeral Chapel, Ingelheim Frei-Weinheim, Germany

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Bernardo Bader Architects, Islamic Cemetery, Vorarlberg, Austria

Bernardo Bader Architects, Islamic Cemetery, Vorarlberg, Austria

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Bernardo Bader Architects, Islamic Cemetery, Vorarlberg, Austria

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