Chinese Tomb (Central Java, Indonesia)

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The Chinese does not only view a tomb only as a burial place to commemorate those who have passed away but also a place to gather with family members along with the departed.  It is a place to pay respect, eat together, and talk to strengthen family ties.  That is why this tomb is placed on a three plot of land making it large enough for a gathering place.

Traditional Chinese tomb is curvilinear in shape and decorated with elaborate ornament.    The proposed tomb is to maintain this basic curvilinear shape but stripping off the ornamentation.  The design further enhances the space as a gathering place.  Sitting bench is design to be part of the tomb completing the shape as number 8 which is a good number in Chinese culture as well as symbol of infinity.



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