Writer: Andrew Clancy

Tom de Paor: ‘i see Earth’, Building and Ground 1991–2021 – Review

Tom de Paor: ‘i see Earth’, Building and Ground 1991–2021 – Review

By Andrew Clancy

On the morning of 12 April 1961, the cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin was launched into orbit, strapped into a spherical capsule fixed to the top of a modified intercontinental ballistic missile. The first to see our planet in its totality, his words were simple: ‘I see Earth. It is so beautiful.’… Read More

The Extended Portal: Atcost

The Extended Portal: Atcost

By Andrew Clancy

On Shatwell farm, two barns stand side by side. The frames of both are precast concrete portal frames, made by Atcost in line with their standard profile and system which existed at the time. [1] A central line of columns is shared between both barns. Due to differing spans, the… Read More

Clancy Moore Architects: Atcost

Clancy Moore Architects: Atcost

By Andrew Clancy and Colm Moore

The Atcost project makes space for storage, education and performance, enabling a diverse range of activities to enhance the growing programme of Drawing Matter: summer schools, events, and away days for universities and practices. After noticing that the vast majority of these activities take place in summer, we proposed an… Read More

Pan Scroll Zoom 3: Andrew Clancy

Pan Scroll Zoom 3: Andrew Clancy

By Andrew Clancy

This is the third in a series of texts edited by Fabrizio Gallanti on the challenges in the new world of online architectural teaching and, particularly, on the changing role of drawings in presentations and reviews. In this episode Andrew Clancy of Clancy Moore Architects and Professor of Architecture at… Read More

Mystery as Ground

Mystery as Ground

By Andrew Clancy

I We could start here, with this image in the exhibition Disappear Here, found in Abraham Bosse’s (c. 1602–1676) Maniere universelle de M. Desargues pour pratiquer la perspective. Two men stand looking at a four-sided form projected on the ground. Rather than an orthogonal, universal perspective that privileges one point outside the picture,… Read More

Empathy

Empathy

By Andrew Clancy

Being that can be understood is language. – Hans-Georg Gadamer One of the items in the Drawing Matter collection is a notebook once owned by Álvaro Siza. In it is this sketch, made of the Royal Academy London, where he was asked to consider making some work for an exhibition.… Read More

Dissecting

Dissecting

By Andrew Clancy

Programme Notes: Drawing Matter, Royal Fine Art Commission Trust, Kingston School of Art Summer School. The impossible whole It might be best to start this Summer School with a big question – what is the value of architecture? One way to think about such a general question might be to… Read More