In architecture, a crematorium is a specialized facility designed for the cremation of human or animal remains as part of funeral or post-mortem rites. The architectural form of a crematorium is often guided by cultural, functional, and technological considerations, aiming to offer a respectful and solemn environment for mourners while accommodating the technical aspects of cremation. These structures may contain ancillary spaces like waiting rooms, chapels for memorial services, and areas for the storage or scattering of ashes, all integrated within a design that addresses both aesthetic and practical requirements.