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HofmanDujardin

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HofmanDujardin Reimagine How We Say Goodbye to Loved Ones with New Funeral Center

12:00 - 19 July, 2018
HofmanDujardin Reimagine How We Say Goodbye to Loved Ones with New Funeral Center , Courtesy of VERO Visual
Courtesy of VERO Visual

Few subjects evoke as much sensitivity and refection, both within architecture and beyond, as those of death and mortality. Frank Lloyd Wright’s timeless reflection that “youth is a quality, and once you have it, you never lose it, and when they put you in the box, that is your immortality” offers one insight into how architects place not just their buildings, but also their lives and careers in perspective.

Furthering this engagement between architecture and mortality is HofmanDujardin, a Dutch studio which has sought to “rethink the way we say goodbye” with the design of a new Funeral Centre. Placing the coffin at its epicenter, the scheme translates the memorial sequence into three moments: the gathering of friends and family, the ceremony of remembrance, and the moment of social encounter.

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De Resident / cepezed architects + HofmanDujardin

03:00 - 22 February, 2016
De Resident / cepezed architects + HofmanDujardin, © Leon van Woerkom | cepezed
© Leon van Woerkom | cepezed

© Leon van Woerkom | cepezed © Matthijs van Rhoon © Matthijs van Rhoon © Matthijs van Rhoon + 23