LAST HOUSE ON A DEAD END STREET
AN ARCHITECT'S COFFIN
NRJA (No Rules Just Architecture) has prototyped the „Last
House on a Dead End Street” – an architect’s coffin. Playing upon the shape of
the archetypal house, the office has designed a minimalistic, clean resting
place for those whose tastes don’t agree with the traditionally ornate coffins.
We are born, live, age and die enveloped by buildings. For
many a coffin is our last house and our last design statement. However, coffin
and casket design lags behind the simplicity of conteporary architecture and
design. „Last House on a Dead End Street” is a coffin that embodies the same
principles NRJA follows in their architecture – clarity, honesty and
simplicity. By rejecting the traditional use of highest quality wood, the
architect’s coffin allows the last design statement of the deceased be
environmentally friedly – the coffin is made of Baltic birch plywood and
finished with water-based paint.