Paul Mosley

In the 5th grade, Paul Mosley wanted to be Batman. Then he decided to be an architect. He began drawing strange floor plans during math and science and wasted many hours designing buildings in the Sims computer games. In high school, he developed a deeper understanding of architectural design through drawing and painting, and obsessively studied the work and writings of Frank Lloyd Wright, Bruno Taut and Alvar Aalto. His first studio at the Fay Jones School of Architecture introduced him to an architectural vocabulary he had not previously heard, that of space, line, volume, plane, mass, light, shadow, scale, proportion, material, form, shape, order, geometry, and composition. With a childhood spent in the Ozark Mountains and an adulthood spent as a student of architecture, Paul is a seasonal climber, a reader of beautiful writing and an aspiring theorist of architecture. He is a critical thinker, a curious seeker and a maniacal drawer.  He holds (with open hands) the belief that every house is built by someone, but the builder of all things is God.

influences:  Adam Kareus, Anthony Vidler, C.S. Lewis, David Buege, Etienne-Louis Boullee, Jonathan Edwards, Louis I. Kahn, Peter Eisenman, Peter Zumthor, Pier Vittorio Aureli, Robert Ryman

websites: words, drawings

currently readingLudwig Hilberseimer: Metropolisarchitecture by Ludwig Wilberseimer and The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoyevsky


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