The Clares, practising architecture on the far side of the world, approach their work with a philosophical position that produces beautiful, climatically responsive, low-impact, environmentally sensitive buildings. They have achieved this working not from a body of widely accepted theory and practice but from first principles, applying native can-do empiricism to their designs. Their buildings made in partnership with clients are demonstrations of their architectural philosophy. Almost from the inception of their practice, their work has been recognised and commended by their peers with architectural awards. Over the years their elegant and climatically sensitive buildings have been the subject of exhibitions, magazine articles, both popular and professional, and several books. The projects in this book are selected, described and interpreted by Haig Beck and Jackie Cooper, the editors of UME magazine, and are published here as a book-length edition of UME magazine.