Caroline O'Donnell: Self Consuming: The Bloodline Pavilion

Bloodline: Self-consuming Barbecue Pavilion proposes an intervention in the grounds of Schloss Solitude which engages with the genetic relationship between the existing castles and embodies a generational mutation within its own lifetime.

A platonic solid clad with grillholz conceals a service space formed by stretching between two simple sections: a grill-window and an ashes- bench. A hyper-functional interior privileges the view of the server to frame the forest axis. The skin is consumed as the grill is used, gradually revealing the asymmetric fire-space.

Originally exhibited in Akademie Schloss Solitutde, September to November 2009.

Support from Elise Jaffe and Jeffrey Brown, Akademie Schloss Solitude, Cornell Council for the Arts, Cornell Department of Architecture. Assistance from Nathan Friedman and Daniel Marino. Fabrication by Miller Tilling.
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