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dePaor architects

Tom dePaor (born in London, 1967, FRIAI, BArch UCD) has practised since 1991. DePaor architects was established in 1991. The practice has worked extensively in residential, commercial and public building and has received several AAI and RIAI awards; Tom dePaor was selected Corus/BD Young Architect of the Year 2003. The work of dePaor architects has been published and exhibited internationally. DePaor architects was commissioned by the Department of Foreign Affairs to design the inaugural Irish Pavilion for the 7th International Architecture Biennale in Venice, 2000. The office also took part in the Irish group show for the 10th International Architecture Biennale in Venice, 2006. To date two books have been published in relation to the work of the practice, with a third currently in development.


dePaor architects

is a small research piece; an over-simplification and an entertainment. The material of the study is time – cut and continuous, sound and vision, real and artificial. Delay identifies with the forced intimacy of the cinema and amplifies the uneasy proximity of audience. Its subject is the act of cinema, focused on the in-between.

The object is a compression of the space between a door and a window, a portrait and a landscape, scaled by the viewer. It is both monument and toy.
Cinema suggests that a window may be the “indecisive combination” of projection and screen, inverted by day or night. The fixed nostalgic aspect ratio – “an oblong opening” – offers order and economy while releasing the potential for continuity and montage within the Galway Picture Palace to rewind and fast forward time and space.

“Relayer” (title of film – project title ‘Delay’)
Director: Peter Maybury
Editors: Peter Maybury, Marie-Pierre Richard, David Donohoe
Sound: Peter Maybury
Audio Mastering: Stephen Quinn
© Image, text, sound 2008