DESIGN FOR DEATH

Edited by: Eugenia Gotti – Architecture Department Editor – eugenia.gotti@positive-magazine.com
Where : Designboom competition
Artworks: WRAPPING OF MORTALITY CATEGORYECO/GREEN DEATHCARE CATEGORY /

Proof reading: Bianca Baroni

second prize A3

The die is cast, the results for the grim flavor competition organized by designboom, in collaboration with the LIEN FOUNDATION and ACM FOUNDATION,

have been published.

photo 1

entry from sweden

The subject matter of the tender is unusual and often superstitiously forgotten by the great competitions. It ‘s a topic that brings into play, as a matter of scale, both the design and the architecture and addresses

to the very delicate problems such as ergonomics, sensitivity and memory.

photo 2

entry from forest cemetery by Tang Yang,, Huang Tao,, Wang Zhe,, Shi Xiaoming,, Ma Qiang,, Qiu Liwei from China

However, the numer of entries is sensational : 2050 designers from 96 different countries. Most of the answers work for a natural or, otherwise, a technological solution, but

obviously the critic point of the second one is interaction, requirement in many cases of new technology.

The winner of WRAPPING OF MORTALITY CATEGORY

fiste prize A1

first prize A

fiste prize A2

The family tree is designed by Loucas Papantoniou, Asta Sadauskaite from Lithuania.

“The tree consists of a cluster of honeycomb shaped urn vaults.The urn vault is made of wood, with an OLED display cap. The display emits a serene, pulsing light that conveys spirituality and displays the name of the deceased with a short memorial message. At any time, family members can amend or change the message from their mobile phones.”

The second place of WRAPPING OF MORTALITY CATEGORY:

third prize A3

second prize A

second prize A1

Sinking and materialsare thought by by Agnes Hegedus from Hungary

“In the form of cremation burials were not just the usual live cultures for thousands of years. In the 21st century the number of buried cremation is increasing, because it offers cheaper and more environmentally friendly solution. My project gives an opportunity to the deceased watery place to rest. I combined several types of clay and natural or recycled materials. “

The third place WRAPPING OF MORTALITY CATEGORY:

third prize A

third prize A1

third prize A2

Souvenair by Chen Jiashan from France

“Why should we keep the deceased ones away from our eyes ? Why should we reduce the deceased ones to silence ? The souvenair, small in size but clearly visible, can be hanged at home or in a public place. Its tiny and appeasing « diing » recalls the presence of the loved one whenever some wind blows. “

The winner ECO/GREEN DEATHCARE CATEGORY /

first prize 2

first prize

first prize 1

Emergence by Enzo Pascual, Pierre Rivière from France

EMERGENCE highlights the afterlife based on the maxim attributed to Lavoisier: “Nothing is lost, nothing is created, everything is transformed. The concept consists of two parts. An underground including a biodegradable coffin potential and enriching the soil, through the choice of materials such as PLA (bioplastic) for the upper (100% biobased, compostable 100% transparent, rigid and easy to install work) and Bio-composites for the base part (100% biobased, 100% compostable, rigid and easy to implement).

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