uncube's editors are Sophie Lovell (Art Director, Editor-in-Chief), Florian Heilmeyer (fh), Rob Wilson (rgw) and Fiona Shipwright (fs); editorial assistance: George Kafka (gk); graphic design: Lena Giovanazzi, graphic assistance Diana Portela and Janar Siniloo.
uncube is based in Berlin and is published by BauNetz, Germany's most-read online portal covering architecture in a thoughtful way since 1996.
It’s All Souls’ Day, death is in the air, and we have decided not to dodge the issue. Indulge with uncube in some morbid sepulchral contemplation, from the pragmatics of cremation to the giddy imaginings of immortality and an architecture of the afterlife.
Back on earth, the architecture of death is not about withering and decay so much as living and building. It is about how we design, occupy and ritualise the structures intended to accommodate the last act in the hatch, match, dispatch trilogy of civic duty. It’s all about function – with just a little bit of legacy thrown in.
Si monumentum requiris circumspice