The Luminary

The Luminary was created by Mavis Frempong. It is an environment that commemorates death and also opens up conversations about it.

RESEARCH

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PERSONAS

Based on Interviews

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SITE ANALYSIS

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I have proposed a new build to be located at Queen’s Drive, Edinburgh. I have chosen this site because it is a beautiful, serene environment that harmonises with my themes of reflection and connection.

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I have explored how religion and culture affect the way we think about death. The people of Mexico, for instance, have Dia de los Muertos when they celebrate and remember their dead.

DESIGN THEMES

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THE CONCEPT

The Luminary offers a new environmentally friendly process of Ecolation which reduces the body to organic dust. The remains are condensed into a 50mm cube which will be accommodated within a light, enclosed space.

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DEVELOPMENTS AND EXPERIMENTS

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Sketch models developed using design themes

VISUALISATION OF DESIGN

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FLOOR PLANS

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MATERIALS AND LIGHTING

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DESIGN INFLUENCES

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FINAL MODEL

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FINAL PRESENTATION BOARD

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Mavis Frempong

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Mavis is a recent Interior and Environmental Design graduate.

Her final project, The Luminary is a spatial project which focuses on creating an environment that commemorates death, celebrates life, people and their stories, and opens up conversations about death.

Follow Mavis on twitter @Mavis_F