From Ground to Sky

A series of islands and vertical cemeteries 



The project Strips & Spine articulated the philosophy for reconceiving the Allen Expressway. From Ground to Sky envisions a "pocket": a strip along the spine of the expressway. This pocket decentralizes the ritual act of burial by creating multiple cemeteries through the materialization of islands and towers. Many of these pockets are comprised of fragmented gardens to enable flexibility as the community and their burial practices transition over time.




Exploring Building Typology

High Point Towers: Individual Structures


Set of Iterations