in 2008 a huge earthquake in china’s sichuan province was the country’s deadliest earthquake for more than 30 years. designed by cai yongjie, the ‘wenchuan earthquake memorial museum’ takes the form of a ruptured landscape, where large subterranean buildings are topped with green roofs that ensure that the complex adopts an unobtrusive presence. photo by cai yongjie see more about the project on #designboom #architecture

designed by cai yongjie, the ‘wenchuan earthquake memorial museum’ takes the form of a ruptured landscape. large subterranean buildings are topped with green roofs, ensuring that the complex adopts an unobtrusive presence.

Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture :: " symbolized by the memorial space – the “oculus” – that brings light diffused by a cascade of water into the contemplative space from the Monument grounds." "An oculus, circular window, or "rain-hole" (Latin: compluvium) is a feature of Classical architecture since the 16th century."

Gallery of Update: Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture - 4

MIT Sean Collier Memorial | Architect Magazine | Höweler + Yoon Architecture, Cambridge, MA, USA, Community, New Construction, Other

Meejin Yoon, head of MIT's architecture department, commemorates fallen campus police officer Sean Collier with vaults of solid granite.

National-9_11-Memorial-by-PWP-Landscape-Architecture-02 « Landscape Architecture Works | Landezine

The National Ground Zero Memorial by Michael Arad, Peter Walker and Partners, and Daniel Libeskind located in New York, New York.

Maya Lin. Vietnam War Memorial, 1982.  It is no more acceptable to wound our children than to wound the earth.

Vietnam War Memorial, It is no more acceptable to wound our children than to wound the earth.

Foster, Adjaye and Hadid shortlisted for UK Holocaust memorial

Foster, Adjaye and Hadid shortlisted for UK Holocaust memorial

David Adjaye, Zaha Hadid Architects, Foster + Partners are among the ten shortlisted teams competing for the National Holocaust Memorial in London

A  memorial design:  a glowing underground village as a tribute to buried communities that have perished in landslides in Swiss valleys.   Designed by two architecture students from ETH Zurich, Bo Li and Ge Men.

Art A stunning memorial design: a glowing underground village as a tribute to buried communities that have perished in landslides in Swiss valleys. Designed by two architecture students from ETH Zurich, Bo Li and Ge Men.

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