Funerary Monument Final Model

The final model for our first architecture project, a funerary monument, was due on Tuesday. The assignment was to design a funerary monument for a creative person, living or deceased. I chose Shel Silverstein. My design carves into the ground rather than being built up. I wanted to capture and represent some of his notable works.  People will approach the monument by way of the sidewalk, which cantilevers out over the slope of the site, echoing the cover of Where the Sidewalk Ends. People are encouraged to walk through the space by the tree bark texture on the inside of the stone walls, an ode to The Giving Tree. Strips on the wall will not be textured. Instead, they will either have some of his poems inscribed onto them, or they will be left blank to allude to a forest. The outside of the stone walls will be a honey colored stone to represent the wood inside of the tree bark. Strips of water line the outside edge of the walls.

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About lukatie15

Hi! I'm Katie. I am a junior here at Lehigh and I am double majoring in Civil Engineering and Architecture. This Arts-Engineering program is a five year program where I will graduate with two degrees. I am from Quakertown, Pennsylvania, and I am one of the few commuting students at Lehigh. Despite of this, I am the Vice President of the Steel Bridge Team, and I played club rugby. Additionally, I do kickboxing and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu at a local martial arts gym. If you have any questions about anything at all, please don't hesitate to ask! View all posts by lukatie15

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