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  7. Funeral Home in Dabas / L.Art Architectural Office

Funeral Home in Dabas / L.Art Architectural Office

  • 02:00 - 17 August, 2015
Funeral Home in Dabas / L.Art Architectural Office
Funeral Home in Dabas / L.Art Architectural Office, © Dorottya Sára Ligetvári
© Dorottya Sára Ligetvári

© Dorottya Sára Ligetvári © Dorottya Sára Ligetvári © Dorottya Sára Ligetvári © Dorottya Sára Ligetvári + 22

  • Senior Architectural Designer

    István Ligetvári
  • Co-architectural Designer

    Zoltán Kovács
  • Collaborators

    Dorottya Sára Ligetvári, Csaba Kántor, Dániel Timmer
  • Architectural Design of the Glass Triptych

    Eleonóra Balogh
  • Furniture Design

    István Ligervári, Zoltán Kovács
  • More Specs Less Specs
Funeral Home in Dabas / L.Art Architectural Office, © Dorottya Sára Ligetvári
© Dorottya Sára Ligetvári

Text description provided by the architects. We believe that architectural aims are nothing but messages of a modern era. A metaphor about the relation of today's people to his or her earthly life. We aim to represent urban morphology in terms of used material and others.

Floor Plan
Floor Plan

The rising buttress symbolises birth, the central statue symbolises the lived life and behind it, there is the gate of Heaven. The inner part of the building is the „dock”, from where the last journey starts. The transparent „spirit bird”-motive of blues glass triptych symbolises the „otherside”.

© Dorottya Sára Ligetvári
© Dorottya Sára Ligetvári

The Catafalque

A transitional place. Up front it's the earthly life, and back, at the transparent back wall is the „otherside”.The light that shines in from above, the rays of it that hit the catafalque – they symbolise the Creator, who is present here.

© Dorottya Sára Ligetvári
© Dorottya Sára Ligetvári

Weight Making

The buttress rises from the ground towards the main weight of the building – which contains the funeral home – and continues in a solid wall under the roof, which turns away and begins to slope towards the forest and returns below the surface. From Alpha, to Omega.

© Dorottya Sára Ligetvári
© Dorottya Sára Ligetvári

A water block for the visitors. Places for rituals and cemetary-related services. The ritual takes place at the catafalque, where the close relatives are. By pulling away the sliding partition, the outer and inner part becomes one, and that's how everybody becomes involved in the ceremony.

© Dorottya Sára Ligetvári
© Dorottya Sára Ligetvári

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Cite: "Funeral Home in Dabas / L.Art Architectural Office" 17 Aug 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/771858/funeral-home-in-dabas-lart-architectural-office/> ISSN 0719-8884
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