19th century designs for the construction of a pharaonic mausoleum upon Primrose Hill, in North London, proposed by Thomas Willson of the Pyramid General Cemetery Company; image from the book Necropolis: London and Its Dead, by Catharine Arnold. As the author describes:
Constructed from brick, with granite facing, the plans comprised a chapel, office, quarters for the Keeper, Clerk, Sexton and Superintendent, four entrances and a central ventilation shaft. A series of sloping paths would allow bodies to be moved. Each catacomb took up to twenty-four coffins and could be sealed up after all interments had been completed. Resembling a beehive, it would be a thing of awe and wonder to all who saw it(…) At an estimated cost of £2,500, this massive mausoleum, higher than St. Paul’s, would contain five million Londoners.
Design proposal for the renovation of an existing building in Los Angeles, CA, by architects Dwayne Oyler and Jenny WU of Oyler Wu Collabotative.
The design involves a perforated metal mantle, set off the building just beyond the face of the existing windows, to create a flowing effect and mark the main entrance and restaurant area.
An inflatable event space, designed as ephemeral expansion for the Hirshhorn Museum in Washington DC, by New York design firm DS+R, aka architects Eliabeth Diller, Ricardo Scofidio and Charles Renfro.via eVolo
Design proposal for the renovation of a two-story tie shop in Tokyo, by Japanese architect Shuichiro Yoshida. The concept is based on a staggered arch system to create separate areas inside the shop and lead client; basic materials: black plaster mixed with carbon.
Design / renderings cortesy of Shuichiro Yoshida
previously: Tube hair salon in Athens
Project description: Human ambition has surpassed the carrying capacity of the Earth. Quarantena facilitates the divorce of man from nature by exploiting the technological gap that divides the human from the natural. Q is a system for the isolation of environmental deviance. Q is a detainment network housing 1500+ detainees that cohabitate in 300 pods. Q floats within the uncertain atmosphere and above a mechanized earth..