Studio 320: Exitus – An Urban Cemetery

Noah Monty

Karl Wallick
Architecture 320

Metaphors related to determinism, mythology, dimensions, and anthropomorphism inform the design of this urban cemetery. Determinism is a doctrine which holds that all events including human action are ultimately determined by causes external to the will. This implies that we are the sum of preceding actions and therefore mandated to act according to a chain of intangible algorithms. A sampling of mythology including the River Styx and the Abduction of Persephone link death and the harvest season to the context of the Menominee River. Dimensions follow Jewish numerology where 5, 6, 7 and their products determine the detailing strategy for the site. Adam’s rib cage is superimposed onto the grid ordering system in order to locate an apple orchard on the site. A reminder of mortality and fertility establishes a sense of reclusion for mourners in the urban setting.

1 - Diagram of Site and Conceptual Exitus Strategy
Certainity of Death II
Dead Oversight
Endless Nameless Chapel
Endless Nameless
Exitus Mosoleum- Axonometric SE
Full Site Axonometric View
Urban Decay
Plan of Exitus Cemetery and Creamtoria
Necromancy Diagram