suckerPUNCH: describe your project.
steven MCCLOY: A proposal to re-develop a squalid site on a fashionable high street. The design creates a closed pocket of space; its aim is to conjure up memory and sentiment, and to inspire curiosity, diversity and surprise in the city. The design process followed an exploration of ornament, antiques and the weird and wonderful world of the English antiquarians.
sP: what or who influenced this project?
sM: Sir John Soane Museum, London
John Ruskin “Ornament is the origin of Architecture”
My Grandfathers’ eccentric collection of antiques, curios, hunting trophies and steam engines.
sP: what were you reading/listening to/watching while developing this project?
sM: Antiques Roadshow on BBC, The Black Keys
sP: whose work is currently on your radar?
sM: Bartlett School of Architecture