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Lexus Design Award 2014
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2613 designers from 87 different countries participated
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design for death architecture
in collaboration with the LIEN FOUNDATION, ACM FOUNDATION, and supported by the NATIONAL FUNERAL DIRECTORS ASSOCIATION (NFDA)

2412 designers from 92 different countries participated
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ASIA AWARDS 2013
in collaboration with DA - JAPAN DESIGN ASSOCIATION NPO

1861 designers from 43 different countries participated
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OLED LIGHTING International Design Competition
in collaboration with with LG CHEM and LG Electronics, KOREA
2327 designers from 89 countries participated
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design for death
in collaboration with the LIEN FOUNDATION, ACM FOUNDATION, and supported by the NATIONAL FUNERAL DIRECTORS ASSOCIATION (NFDA)

2050 participants from 96 countries

shelter in a cart

sarcobush for freestanding landscaper
jul 06, 2006
sarcobush for freestanding landscaper by wittendal carolyn from france

designer's own words:

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The Sarcobush is an hybrid between a sarcophagus and a bush; it’s my new integrated bike and shelter, it’s a simple kind of capsule with a planted roof top.

The city government gave it to me. I didn’t really like it, but I had no choice. And it may be a fair deal: In exchange of this vehicle and minimal sleeping and storage shelter, I will have to take care of the bush garden which is on top. The city actually lacks of green spaces; their creation requires available open spaces, as well as funding for creation and maintenance. The city is also overcrowded with homeless’ like I am, it usually hates people like us, our presence reduces popularity of the places, frighten people… So, as an environmental and social action, a “green wash”, they came with the idea that when they give a Sarcobush shelter to an homeless, they could benefit of a well maintained green area. In a three year setup, these prototypes will be entirely amortized and the city will benefit of a unique and surprising kind of mobile form of public and participative landscape. They even expect it to attract tourist.

The shelter I have is minimal, it contains a sleeping area, a possibility of creating a bigger space and a secure chest (400l) where I can keep my stuff (they even gave me an adapted trolley for my dog!), it is well insulated, especially with the green roof soil, it can be opened in a wider tent like space, for day time. After several years spent in the street it’s the first time I get intimacy. The garden is entirely mine (I grow flowers, vegetables and weed), and I feel very proud to have a piece of land and a sample of territory, where I can express myself. When people see it, they are always curious and often start to talk to me. I am feeling again useful; I found back a role in society as a public nomad freestanding gardener.

I think often about death, I am happy to know that, when I will be buried, my garden (this is the most precious thing, I’ve got) will be planted back in “nature” and serve as my grave stone. I hope it will be a beautiful garden that people will continue to admire.


urban green prototype

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after death, living death?

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