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Finalizing the Sky Mausoleum Project

After two months of working on the Sky Mausoleum project, I’ve completed the design and proposal ahead of schedule! From last week to now, I’ve taken these renderings and post processed them in Photoshop. I also asked a good friend of mine if he could visit the site and take some photographs for a street view rendering. Here are the final renderings for the project and what’s next on my 30x30 list.

Initial Renderings for Sky Mausoleum

Over the past week, I’ve been finalizing the material palette and setting perspectives for the final renderings of the Sky Mausoleum project. Similar to last week, I didn’t have a lot of time to focus on the project, but I made sure that I focused for an hour a day on bringing the Revit model to its final conceptual stage. After testing several material options for the building, I’ve finally made a decision on all of the materials. Here are a handful of the initial renderings of Sky Mausoleum.

Setting Materials for Sky Mausoleum

Although this week has been busy with lots of work at the architecture firm, I found a little bit of time every evening to continue developing the interior design of Sky Mausoleum. As I mentioned last week, my goal was to design seating along the walls in every mausoleum, adjust light fixtures, design the stone container for holding the ashes of loved ones, and setting materials. Here’s how far the interior design has come since last week.

Interior Design Progress of Sky Mausoleum

For the past week, I’ve been focusing on the interior layout of Sky Mausoleum, the reflected ceiling plan, and setting preliminary materials to prepare the Revit model for rendering. The interior layout has gone through several iterations and I’m proceeding with a design option that has curved interior walls and ceiling. Here’s a quick update on my design progress with Sky Mausoleum.

Design Progress on Sky Mausoleum

With very little time in my evenings to focus on designing the 13x30 Sky Mausoleum project, I’ve been developing my proposal whenever I have an hour to devote to the project. This week’s focus was on developing a typical floor plan of the mausoleum floors. While working on the layout of interior spaces, I made a decision to offset the mausoleum floors from the ground floor to create an outdoor space on the first floor of the mausoleum. Here’s a design update for Sky Mausoleum.

Designing the Sky Mausoleum

As everything in my life begins to settle into a new routine, I’ve made time to focus on designing the Sky Mausoleum project. My process always starts off with reclining in my chair, staring off into the sky, trees, or my ceiling, and thinking. From one idea, an evolution occurs and the idea is constantly criticized, expanded, and refined until I eventually have a mental image of a possible design. Here’s the evolution of the Sky Mausoleum’s design thus far.

Starting Project 13x30 Sky Mausoleum

Over the past few weeks, I’ve been brainstorming several exciting projects to continue my 30x30 goal and I’m excited to tell you about one of them; Sky Mausoleum which will be my 13th project in this series. As the name implies, project 13x30 will be a mausoleum in New York City that challenges our notion of cemeteries and storing the remains of our loved ones. This project is meant to provoke further thought in the architectural typology of mausoleums while relating to current issues and trends of society in the 21st century. Here’s how.