Paracho Tomb

Sin Título Arquitectura designs a tomb that explores the senses in Paracho, Michoacán. Paracho de Verduzco / Mexico / 2014

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This intervention arises into a landscape full of absences, emotions and meanings where the plural of the site is juxtaposed to the individualized and intimate space of each family with their absent being, in one of the most important traditional celebrations in the town of Paracho, Michoacán.

In this heterotopic landscape, an altar was designed where the senses become the protagonists. The main strategy seeks to comfort memories, the medium, the three elements used in the structure of the altar.

The first of them is the vegetation, which are plants of purple sage, that with aroma and velvety texture activate the senses and the memory, the flowers are important in the traditional offerings in the celebration of the flowers, and the colors have a deep ethnobotanical significance, in the case of the purple color, represents the underworld and death, also means mourning. 

The second element is the stone that is in the main support of the structure and what gives it solidity, in addition to evoking the fences of the stone of the town used as limits of spaces. The third is the white structure of the mechanics and the semitransparent limit allows the entry of light and visibility of the interior and exterior, giving the opportunity for coexistence among visitors. 

Finally, the project is undoubtedly a tribute that nourishes the souls of the deceased and their visitors, its realization is a sign of the heritage of our ancestors and how it has been transformed to this day.


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    This intervention arises into a landscape full of absences, emotions and meanings where the plural of the site is juxtaposed to the individualized and intimate space of each family with their absent being, in one of the most important traditional celebrations in the town of Paracho, Michoacán.In this heterotopic landscape, an altar was designed where the senses become the protagonists. The main strategy seeks to comfort memories, the medium, the three elements used in the structure of the...

    Project details
    • Year 2014
    • Work started in 2013
    • Work finished in 2014
    • Status Completed works
    • Type Parks, Public Gardens / Cemeteries and cemetery chapels / Shrines and memorials
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