RHODE ISLAND SCHOOL OF DESIGN / PROVIDENCE, RI
BUILDING AS A PHYSICAL INDICATION OF RISING WATER, TIME
The intervention of an old mill building into a crematorium to create a soft barrier against the flood.
This project is a visualization of the slowly rising water state of the Woonsocket area so that people can easily realize the fatal impact after all, as the building also rises over time. Journey starts from crematorium, to the chapel and finally ends in the cemetery, the forest. The body is cremated with water and then the ash is put into a biodegradable urn with a small tree and planted into the cemetery, so that each tree fertilized by the ash gradually that grows to form a forest that function as a barrier against the rising water. Water cremation also called alkaline hydrolysis, a recent technique that uses water and heat to process the body is being executed in the building. The entire building grows over time.