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Family Tomb by Pedro Dias
January 12th, 2011

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Th i s tom b for a fam i l y on th e m ou n tai n si de i n A rgan i l , Portu gal , i s by Portu gu ese arch i tect Pedro Di as.

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com/…/family-tomb-by-pedro… 2/12 . dezeen.06/02/2011 Dezeen » Blog Archive » Family Tom… Th e pre-fabri cated tom b i s cl ad i n soften ed bl ack gran i te an d fi n i sh ed on th e i n si de wi th stai n l ess-steel pan el s. Th e rectan gu l ar v ol u m e fram es th e su rrou n di n g l an dscape. wh i l e a pl i n th i n si de su pports coffi n s du ri n g cerem on i es an d prov i des seati n g for con tem pl ati on at oth er ti m es.

v i si on ary an d i n spi red…” A dol f Loos dezeen. n ot works cal l i n g on tech n i qu e: au th en ti c creati on s. More arch i tectu re on Dezeen » Th e fol l owi n g i n form ati on i s from th e arch i tect: Fam i l y Tom b i n th e A çor Mou n tai n s.com/…/family-tomb-by-pedro… 3/12 .06/02/2011 Dezeen » Blog Archive » Family Tom… A cru ci form apertu re i s cu t i n to th e roof. Ph otograph s are by Pedro Di as. an object wh i ch keeps th e “m em ory ” or th e recol l ecti on of an absen t person al i v e… an d on l y m on u m en ts are arch i tectu re… al l oth er bu i l di n gs are si m pl e con stru cti on s for eph em eral bei n gs. Portu gal “a tom b i s a pri son . th at i s. bu t al so a “m on u m en tu m ”. tech n i cal or arti san al produ cts.

h ow wou l d th i s ri tu al take pl ace an d h ow wou l d a coffi n be h an dl ed. restrai n ed an d m i n i m al i sti c arch i tectu ral object th at.06/02/2011 Dezeen » Blog Archive » Family Tom… Con cept: Sepu l ch ral V oi d Th e con cept beh i n d th i s sm al l . wou l d i n teract di rectl y wi th th e i m pressi v e su rrou n di n g m ou n tai n l an dscape (wi th ou t bl ocki n g i ts v i ew). h ow wou l d th e “farewel l ” take pl ace?… A n d du ri n g a sporadi c v i si t of a fam i l y m em ber or a fri en d to th e si te. h ow to create th e i deal con di ti on s for a com fortabl e spi ri tu al recol l ecti on ? dezeen. apart from con tai n i n g th e basi c program presen ted by th e cl i en t (capaci ty for 8 coffi n s). pl ay i n g i n a di gn i fi ed way i ts rol e as a “tri bu te to th e m em ory ” an d i n tegrati n g i tsel f i n th e cem etery .com/…/family-tomb-by-pedro… 4/12 . rath er u n u su al bu t ch al l en gi n g project was th e creati on of a si m pl e. i n order to u se th e m om en t of i ts qu i et con tem pl ati on as a “tran sm i ssi on v eh i cl e” for tran scen den tal com m u n i cati on between th e “l i v i n g” an d “m i ssi n g” on es. by l i teral l y fram i n g i t. i n oth er words. In th e approach to th i s con cept two speci fi c m om en ts of th e tom b u se wh ere taki n g i n to accou n t… Du ri n g th e fu n eral cerem on y .

com/…/family-tomb-by-pedro… 5/12 . accessi bl e to al l . dezeen. equ i pped wi th a ben ch . wh i ch serv es both as su ch as wel l as a su rface for pl aci n g th e coffi n du ri n g th e m en ti on ed fu n eral ri tu al .06/02/2011 Dezeen » Blog Archive » Family Tom… Th e resu l t was th e desi gn i n th e i n teri or of th e tom b of an open space.

th e creati on of a con tem pl ati v e “spati al v oi d”.06/02/2011 Dezeen » Blog Archive » Family Tom… Ul ti m atel y . wh i ch fu l fi l l s th e “em oti on al voi d” cau sed by a feel i n g of l oss th a t can be bri efl y tran sl ated i n to th i s abstract con cept of “Sepu l ch ral V oi d”… dezeen.com/…/family-tomb-by-pedro… 6/12 .

06/02/2011 Dezeen » Blog Archive » Family Tom… A rch i tecton i cal l y speaki n g. dezeen. i n cl ear con trast an d m ateri al di ch otom y between th e “sh el l ” an d i ts “con ten t”. on al l su rfaces. cl l aded on th e ou tsi de by sl i ces of soften ed bl ack gran i te ston e an d on th e i n si de.com/…/family-tomb-by-pedro… 7/12 . th e tom b i s a si m pl e v ol u m e th at appears to l ev i tate qu i etl y ov er th e grou n d. by h ai rl i n e fi n i sh i n g stai n l ess steel pan el s.

for m ed by steel profi l es. detai l s l i ke a cross cu tted on th e cei l i n g an d a fl ower deposi t i n tegrated on th e ben ch rei n force th e obv i ou s sy m bol i c m ean i n g of th i s object. tu bes an d rods (as wel l as al l i ts stai n l ess steel su rfaces).com/…/family-tomb-by-pedro… 8/12 . dezeen. Con stru cti v e Process Th e i dea beh i n d th e con stru cti on of th i s tom b con si sted on th e fu l l assem bl i n g of i ts pre-fab m etal stru ctu re i n a factory . i n order to assu re ri gh t from th e start a greater preci si on i n i ts execu ti on .06/02/2011 Dezeen » Blog Archive » Family Tom… In si de.

tran sported from th e factory to th e cem etery . con crete was pou red ov er th i s stru ctu re (sl abs an d si de wal l s) an d th e ston e cl addi n g was don e. an d th en pl aced on si te by a cran e (on a con crete pl i n th bu i l t i n -si tu ).com/…/family-tomb-by-pedro… 9/12 . dezeen.06/02/2011 Dezeen » Blog Archive » Family Tom… Click for large r image Su bsequ en tl y . th i s stru ctu re was pu t i n to a tru ck. Click for large r image Fi n al l y .

com/…/family-tomb-by-pedro… 10/12 . A rgan i l / Portu gal Desi gn : 2006 Con stru cti on : 2007 – 2009 dezeen.06/02/2011 Dezeen » Blog Archive » Family Tom… Click for large r image Project Tech n i cal Data / Credi ts N am e: Fam i l y Tom b i n th e A çor Mou n tai n s Locati on : Mon te Fri o.

9 m 2 Total Cost: 12. Lda dezeen.com/…/family-tomb-by-pedro… 11/12 .000 € Click for large r image A rch i tectu re: Pedro Di as . A rqu i tecto En gi n eeri n g: DX2 En gen h ari a.06/02/2011 Dezeen » Blog Archive » Family Tom… Click for large r image Cl i en t: Fam i l i a Du arte Si ze: 12.

Lda dezeen.06/02/2011 Dezeen » Blog Archive » Family Tom… Click for large r image Con tractor: Con stru ções Castan h ei ra & Fi l i pe. Lda Stru ctu re / Metal Works: Madel jor – Metal ú rgi ca Sarai v a R i bei ro.com/…/family-tomb-by-pedro… 12/12 .

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