垂直墓地 Vertical Cemetery: Deathscraper
2016
東京 Tokyo, Japan
with Greg Serweta

inverted section of the deathscraper

 In an area most profane and lustful in Tokyo, where premium per floor reigns supreme, the traditional cemetery is becoming a luxurious commodity in high demand; a new economic paradigm. With the aging population and decreasing youth, the need for a final resting place will only increase. Turning the traditional cemetery on its side and upside-down, we propose an ever-expanding and densifying columbarium in the heart of the city. Android robots continuously dig deeper into the Earth's crust; its pinnacle overwriting the depth record every moment. Deathscraper is not a memento mori, but a celebration of urban life.