VGDH50 Mc Cloy Muchemwa BLK

House of Blocks and Clay McCloy + Muchemwa

Our reality of the lockdown is about working and collaborating remotely, so we experiment with doing the project together over a video call. We use three techniques: Digital Modelling, Lego and Clay.

We want to design a house where spaces can be broken-up into a good mix of private and sociable areas, to help ease the boredom and occasional tension of staying at home for weeks and weeks. The blocks would contain the more practical spaces in the house, such as bathrooms + utilities, but also provide private bedrooms and a quiet elevated reading room. A series of sculptural, playful elements help to soften’ and humanise’ the internal environment — we imagine they could have been made by the people in the household as a creative lockdown activity!