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Title: An Urban Mausoleum
Authors: Black, Ian James
Advisors: Cronrath, David
Department/Program: Architecture
Type: Thesis
Sponsors: Digital Repository at the University of Maryland
University of Maryland (College Park, Md.)
Subjects: Architecture
Keywords: Architecture
Washington, DC
Issue Date: 2012
Abstract: This thesis explores the placement of a mausoleum into an urban environment. Ideally, one is encouraged to reflect on their temporal nature. A benefit of this contemplation is to be able to live a good life to the fullest extent possible. Not only does contemporary US culture not do this, but it continually distances itself further from supporting any type of reflection on death. An absence of critical reflection is detrimental to the human experience. It is the goal of this thesis to demonstrate that the built environment can rectify this situation and sponsor a solution.
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