A mausoleum is an external free-standing building that is constructed as a monument to enclose the interment space or burial chamber of a deceased person or people. When people think about a mausoleum, they picture a dilapidated building in a mystical Gothic style—the kind of building found in a tourist brochure. While there is plenty to appreciate about the style of old and historically significant mausoleums, and some people may prefer modern mausoleums, the mausoleums built today offer a wider array of options than ever before.
The following are the three trends of modern mausoleums that reflect individuality, social responsibility and luxury, even in death.
Mausoleums with Modern Art and Architecture
Many Mausoleums built today are indistinguishable from other modern buildings. These mausoleums look like art museums or even installations with clean lines and minimalist designs.
Customization and Personalization
Mausoleums built in the past were solemn and stone-cold structures. However, in today’s day and age people want customized and personalized mausoleums. Many families prefer a private mausoleum instead of a public mausoleum because of the option of customization. In a customized and personalized mausoleum, the interior as well as its exterior, are constructed to reflect the tastes of the deceased and his or her family.
Funerals and cremations are becoming more eco-friendly, which means mausoleums will as well. Even though mausoleums require construction, designers are exploring new ways to make them more eco-friendly. One way to create a eco-friendly mausoleum is by constructing an “open-air” mausoleum, or a gazebo-like structure in a park or garden. Mausoleums can also be used as a renewable energy source.
Contact Polchinski for Modern Mausoleum Construction
To get a modern mausoleum constructed for your loved one, contact Polchinski Memorials, Inc. today. Our buildings are designed, engineered and constructed by Rock of Ages, with full perpetual warranties that protect you, your heir(s) and the cemetery. This is the strongest warranty available anywhere. You can give us a call at (914) 984-4198/ (203) 413-1345 or email: email@example.com.