S K I N C I R C U S

Concept for and inner city Butchery We consume other bodies – they give up their existence to sustain ours SKIN: A complex membrane. The skin is a bag for the body’s organs and bones The building is presented as a body – a live organism. It takes on this likeness symbolically and aesthetically and is explored in the tactility of the materiality – Skin – bones – organs … The building is experienced in both soils and translucent sections. The solid spaces – the bones – house within them 3 integral components of the buildings retail function – storage – preparation – front of house. Two main thorough fairs separate the solid spaces. From the exterior we are privy to the workings and activities within the interior by way of the. The workers as they pass the produce through the various stages of preparation and sale. – In this way, the interior is expressed in conjunction with the exterior. Wrapping the solid sections is a stretched, translucent skin. This skin is printed with a graphic. This graphic references the red dye used to stamp the grade and inspection marks onto meat carcasses.