Title page for ETD etd-08222009-040549


Type of Document Master's Thesis
Author Braaten, Ellen
URN etd-08222009-040549
Title Resting places
Degree Master of Science
Department Architecture
Advisory Committee
Advisor Name Title
Kilper, Dennis J. Committee Chair
Schubert, Robert P. Committee Member
Weiner, Frank H. Committee Member
Keywords
  • burials
  • funeral urns
Date of Defense 1995-01-17
Availability restricted
Abstract
Ancient humans stored family remains under their houses as we have surely stored memories in our attics. As civilization progressed, ashes were placed in urns which often replicated the house where one lived on earth. Eventually more elaborate and stylized monuments housed the remains. Recent practices have shown estrangement to death and denial of its importance in the natural cycle. this project reintroduces the funeral urn as object and ritual. It attempts to reawaken and reconnect us to our historically diverse cultures and to the life-death cycle by creating the house for ashes. This house is our last abode.
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