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"Reefs of Silence" Imagines an Underwater Coral Reef Sustained by Dead Bodies

London-based artist and architect Yunil Nam has developed an illustrated project inspired by Jules Verne?s science fiction novel ?20,000 Leagues Under the Sea.? The project, titled ?The Reef of Silence? explores a ?funerary venue and coral cultivation facility within an underwater structure alongside an investigation into cultural and environmental issues in the Indian Ocean.?

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London-based artist and architect Yunil Nam has developed an illustrated project inspired by Jules Verne?s science fiction novel ?20,000 Leagues Under the Sea.? The project, titled ?The Reef of Silence? explores a ?funerary venue and coral cultivation facility within an underwater structure alongside an investigation into cultural and environmental issues in the Indian Ocean.?The fictional scheme is designed to revitalize endangered vultures preying upon dead human bodies, alongside its religious function. The ?Tectonic Vultures? burial process consists of new techniques in body decomposition such as freeze-drying and liquefaction, transforming the human body into nutrients in the form of powder or liquid. Read more »

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Source: Archdaily
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