Archives: December 2010



BOSTON COMMONS COLUMBARIUM PROPOSAL

 

PROJECT

Boston Commons Columbarium proposal   |   Collaboration with Aspinwall Partners

 

LOCATION

Boston Commons, Boston, MA

 

CLIENT

Boston Parks and Recreation Department

 

STATS

650 sf
450 urns

 

An existing masonry comfort station is restored to its noble presence and converted into a columbarium on the Boston Common. Outside, its massive stone walls symbolize permanence while its entry, upper windows and glass roof glow with light. Inside, an internal contemplation void surrounded by glass niches offers a place of rest and reflection. The niches are suspended in the space over a gravel perimeter and washed with a filtered light from above and behind.