Architect: Gottfried Semper

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