Addressing the relationship between the living and the dead, student Sam Coulton offers a curious and ecologically forward alternative to cremation. The young designer attends the Barlett School of Architecture and his urban-centric proposal is geared to satisfy coursework. Dubbed 'London Physic Gardens: A New London Necropolis,' the project builds on sustainability and the values of the modern metropolitan.
The alternative to cremation requires a plot with rich potential. Sam Coulton places his "new city of the dead" at the previous location of Chelsea's Pleasure Gardens. The idea of the sustainable proposal is to wrap the deceased in blue-printed shroulds and harbor the nutrient-rich power of their bodies to "grow plants for the RHS Chelsea Flower Show."
In addition, the environmentally friendly cemetery has the potential to "stain the city a cerulean color" by way of the dye that will inevitably enter the water cycle.