A twist on burials

Save space in the graveyard, use the tomb stone as a screw handle.

This is a drawing I showed back in september 2008 in the design and architecture magazine Icon.
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13 thoughts on “A twist on burials”

  1. There’s actually a patent for this idea, filed back in 2006, which you can read at http://www.google.com/patents/about?id=YsbKAAAAEBAJ&dq=7631404.

    The pictures are fantastic, especially the design for a crank to allow a person to be interred by two people by hand, and a system for easy attachment of symbols on the top.

    Somehow I like yours better with a whole gravestone attached, using that as the handle.

  2. Very funny. Just popped over to have a look as I see that your site has been nominated for a Webby award – congratulations!

    Of course, I’m disappointed not to have been nominated, but early days…

  3. Handy for grave robbers as well: they can screw out the coffin, steal the body and screw it back in again. No tedious digging, and no disturbed earth to reveal their activities!

  4. And I’d very much see your sketch on the machine that screws it in the ground, would be a brute one…

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