The Chapel of Grieving
Grief is an ubiquitous component of the human experience, yet Western cultures give little space for grieving individuals to process their emotions. This project seeks to give the physical space for individuals to sort through emotions they are otherwise expected to feel in silence.
Through the use of color, light, sound, and illusion, the five stages of grief materialize as architectural form: producing spaces which both represent and provoke each step in the grieving process. Despite the many religious typologies sampled in the building’s plan, the Chapel of Grieving is designed to be a secular space - an architecture dogmatic only in the belief that all humans deserve the space to process loss.