Funeraria Tangassi, San Louis Potosi, Mexico – Tatiana Bilbao

“We started designing the chapel of rest, knowing that it must create an atmosphere of peace, calm and serenity; it should be an intimate place where people may stay, show their grievances. At the same time, this space should work as place for social gatherings, where sometimes the deceased goes to a second term. To achieve this objective we tried to separate the social areas from the chapel of rest, and we sought to integrate the gardens as an extension of the chapel. Each chapel has a room in the basement, with a direct private access so that the relatives may rest or clean themselves.” – Tatiana Bilbao

Further Reading: Domus 959