Moon island funerary chapel

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A chapel and gardens sited on the Boston Harbor create a definitive memorial space for unreachable burial grounds out at sea. A columbarium wall weaves through the island landscape to create a series of distinct gardens for gathering. The wall reflects the differing atmospheres of the site and creates personal moments within it. The wall then rises to accept a simple roof structure which defines the chapel and frames a view toward the ocean. The simple nature of the chapel allows for a deeply personal connection to the sea.

 

Selected by jury for the 2011 Boston Society of Architects Student Design Competition

completed with James Jarzyniecki

 

 

 

 

©2012 mandy and james

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