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!