Architect: Clancy Moore Architects

Alternative Histories: Clancy Moore Architects on Joseph Paxton

Alternative Histories: Clancy Moore Architects on Joseph Paxton

‘Every element of its construction speaks for itself alone.’ So wrote Gottfried Semper of the Caribbean hut he had seen in the Crystal Palace, and which he used to describe the four elements of architecture. Paxton’s patent drawings and text describe a fragment of the roof that sheltered Semper, the… Read More

Clancy Moore Architects: Conversation Pieces

Clancy Moore Architects: Conversation Pieces

By Colm Moore

I have seen the photographs. Architect couples sketching side by side, a shared arm at work. We do not work like this. We sit on opposite sides of a table. This is not to set up some easy argument of oppositions. Instead it is intended to enable a conversation. Generally an existing drawing is… Read More