Designboom featured a story the other day about the Cemetery of Kamakura Yukinnoshita. Here's another, which it describes as being about a "concrete + wood hall for tree burials to new cemetery in japan". (We don't think they are burying trees).
LOVE architecture has designed a new cemetery in the corner of the precincts of Fumonji Temple, which was founded 1398 years ago in the western suburbs of Tokyo, Japan. the project includes the construction of a small, geometric hall for tree burials made of concrete and wood, located on the northern edge of the site. its design employs the simple geometric shape of the triangle, which can be found in various scales throughout the small construction. three walls of folded concrete rise to meet at the top, while the interior is clad in wooden slats, which are arranged in a vertical pattern.
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A newly-built ossuary occupies the southern edge of the site, while the small hall for tree burials marks the northern edge. built next to the kannon-dō, which was once used as the main hall and designated as an important cultural asset by the city, the new ossuary’s design is in harmony with the adjacent existing building. its exterior is clad in a scraped-off plaster façade, while its roof is topped with old tiles. additionally, the exterior walls are decorated with a traditional wooden architectural design, called ‘mokoshi,’ which can make a three-story building appear like a ‘five-story pagoda.’