At first glance, not many would guess that the Panteon Nube was actually a mausoleum. Bold and contemporary, it looks like some kind of an art museum or even an avant-garde residence. Of course, many churches, temples, tombs and cemeteries have slowly been taking on a more modern aesthetic, either to appeal to the younger generations or simply go with the times.
Designed by Clavel Arquitectos, the modern Panteon Nube mausoleum is located in Murcia, Spain. From the outside, Panteon Nube's zigzagging doors belie the inner faceted space, which has an ice cave-aesthetic. With its translucent onyx back wall, the structure has enough natural light seeping in through the day to create a softly lit sanctuary. These same doors, when shut, are impossible to open unless one knows how. Therefore, the Panteon Nube keeps the tradition of locking away the dead so that they can transition into the afterlife alive.
The Panteon Nube Looks like a Contemporary Ice Cave
1. Modern Mausoleum Aesthetics - Designing mausoleums with a modern, contemporary aesthetic that appeal to younger generations.
2. Translucent Onyx Applications - Using translucent onyx to create softly lit spaces in architectural designs.
3. Innovative Tomb Locking Mechanisms - Designing new ways to lock tombs to keep the deceased safe and transition to the afterlife.
1. Architecture - Architectural firms can explore modern and innovative designs for mausoleums and other sacred spaces.
2. Interior Design - Interior designers can incorporate translucent onyx to create soft and muted lighting effects in homes and offices.
3. Security - Security and lock manufacturers can explore innovative ways to secure mausoleums and tombs for peace of mind.