Charon, mausoleum, cemetery, casino, cruise ship, Venice, public space
Charon’s Passage is the product of nimiety1: a pyramid for the 21st century. By engaging the mausoleum within the context of global urbanization and global consumption, notions of permanence and object-form relationships are challenged and renegotiated through the introduction of foreign agents and spatial products. Ultimately, the agency of the project is facilitated by overlapping autonomies that assume the scale, density, and power structures of a city-state as exhibited by the casino-resort while reinforcing the sacredness of the mausoleum’s objective formal agenda.
Kronauer, Maximilian, "Charon's Passage: A Pyramid for the 21st Century" (2015). Architecture Senior Theses. 414.
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