suckerPUNCH: describe your project.
keith STONE / ben MCCLURE / carolyn PARRISH: we have here a riverfront granary in henderson, ky., that has been reused as a recreation-fitness center, with the silos as structure for a canopy and their interiors for program. it includes: indoor and outdoor rock climbing walls and skateboarding facilities; a marina, restaurant and bar, and aviary (a nod to ornithologist john audubon’s storied research and enduring legacy in henderson). the overarching goal was to meld the landmark granary with a new profile that creates interstitial experiences above and below the canopy and along the waterfront. the canopy’s shape is informed by the site, the activities underneath, on top and inside (speed, strength, fitness), and the tempering effects of minimal and saddle surfaces.
sP: what or who influenced this project?
kS/bM/cP: marcelo spina (p-a-t-t-e-r-n-s), graft, eliel saarinen, hernan diaz-alonso, caves, caverns, zeppelins.
sP: what were you reading/listening to/watching while developing this project?
kS/bM/cP: dandy warhols, helio sequence, black keys, jimi hendrix, t.c. boyle, verve remix, “crime and ornament” adolf loos
sP: whose work is currently on your radar?
kS/bM/cP: graft, sanaa, marc newsom, office da, coop himmelblau