Yarauvi

 

This project is the result of several lines of investigation: The complex and powerful relationship between Nature and the manmade throughout history, the circle as a universal building typology, and Death as the most common human experience. It is also a manifesto of sorts, advocating for a renewed idealism -- an idealism understood as the quality of believing that ideals should be pursued.

An awareness of death and our response to it made us humans in the beginning and have long held the power to define cultures and create places that transcend time. Our collective respect for the dead and where they are laid to rest reaches across different cultures like no other human experience. It is the commonality of this reverence that guides the creation of Yarauvi, a necropolis in the Dead Sea.