Show simple item record

dc.contributor.advisor Lee, Clover
dc.creatorSlaughter, Amanda McRae
dc.date.accessioned 2018-12-03T18:32:04Z
dc.date.available 2018-12-03T18:32:04Z
dc.date.issued 2008
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1911/103639
dc.description.abstract Within the past few decades the unsustainability of mainstream cemeteries has been variously addressed. The cemetery high-rise offers one of the most dramatic models for correcting widespread problems of land use, high burial costs, and issues of isolation from the city. The "cemetery tower" takes advantage of the existing high-rise for a new purpose but the twelve extant buildings have not recognized the potential of the cemetery program to alter and liberate the conventional high-rise typology. My project demonstrates how the high-rise can be reimagined when it houses a cemetery. Correcting what Rem Koolhaus dubbed the "lobotomy" of the modern high-rise in which the sub-divided interior diverges from the iconic exterior, my design induces a salutary effect by marrying the design of the exterior and interior.
dc.format.extent 59 pp
dc.language.iso eng
dc.subjectArchitecture
Communication and the arts
dc.title Closer to heaven: The typology of the cemetery tower
dc.identifier.digital 304532770
dc.type.genre Thesis
dc.type.material Text
thesis.degree.department Architecture
thesis.degree.discipline Architecture
thesis.degree.grantor Rice University
thesis.degree.level Masters
thesis.degree.name Master of Architecture
dc.identifier.callno THESIS ARCH. 2008 SLAUGHTER
dc.identifier.citation Slaughter, Amanda McRae. "Closer to heaven: The typology of the cemetery tower." (2008) Master’s Thesis, Rice University. https://hdl.handle.net/1911/103639.


Files in this item

Thumbnail

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show simple item record