In 2016, Bill C-14 was passed by the Supreme Court of Canada, outlining the legalization of medical assistance in dying. The language of the bill determines the eligibility or ineligibility for death, making it either accessible or inaccessible. Following the route of the institutionalized life, the natural event of death becomes institutionalized under a governing language.
This thesis strives to create a space for those receiving medical assistance in dying, that serves as another option for a place of death, rather than a prescribed location. In contrast to the language of Bill C-14, LifeHouse is created from the poetic descriptions of life and death; light and dark, as I have interpreted it, from Dylan Thomas', Do not go gentle into that good night. From here, a sequence of observation and creation escalate into the built form of LifeHouse - the meeting place of life and death.