After almost a year of impassioned debate, the Glasgow School of Art’s Director has announced that its Library will be restored to its original state. [...]
In response to Professor Inns' statement, Professor of Architecture Alan Dunlop asserts below that Mackintosh himself sought new forms in architecture and that there are architects capable of designing a new Library to live within his original masterpiece. — bbc.co.uk
As Charles Rennie Mackintosh’s drawings go on display at the RIBA, the search is on for the architect who might best restore the glory of his fire-damaged masterpiece, the Glasgow School of Art. [...]
But the list seems to have been compiled too much on the basis of who has been there and done what when it comes to restoring historic buildings, rather than a real desire to find architects with the right sensitivity for the job. — theguardian.com
Architectural experts are to meet in Venice to discuss the restoration of Glasgow School of Art's (GSA) Mackintosh library, which was destroyed in a fire in May.
The art school will host two meetings to explore key questions around the rebuilding of the unique library, one in the Italian city in October and the second in Glasgow next spring. — telegraph.co.uk
The GSA said that retrieving the archives and collections from inside the building was its “first priority”. [...]
Firefighters were able to save around 70 per cent of the Charles Rennie Mackintosh-designed building’s contents during the blaze.
But the famed Mackintosh library, which contained hundreds of rare periodicals and collections, was destroyed, along with countless works of art and the roof of the west wing. — express.co.uk
Today's tragic developing story is the massive fire engulfing the historic Glasgow School of Art building, the masterpiece by Scottish architect Charles Rennie Mackintosh.News updates and tweets (#gsafire) are pouring in left and right, and we'll try to collect the latest developments in this...
Designed by US architect Steven Holl, the new £30m building - which is part of a £50m project - replaces a 1970s concrete tower block.
It will bring the departments of design together under one roof, along with a new lecture theatre, workshops, canteen and staff offices.
Charles Rennie Mackintosh was a 28-year-old junior draughtsman at a Glasgow architecture firm when he drew up the designs for the building that many consider his masterpiece. — bbc.com
When it was built, it held the Guinness World Record for the "tallest fully-rotating tower" - although to be fair, there was not much competition for that particular accolade.
The 127m-tall (416 ft) steel and glass tower, the highest building in Scotland, was the only structure in the world able to rotate fully through 360 degrees from base to top.
Neil Baxter, secretary of the Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland says the idea was unique: "Nobody had ever tried to do that." — bbc.co.uk
The problem, however, is that it doesn't work. The tower has now been closed since August 2010 and the science centre recently announced it had settled a lengthy court action with the contractors. Science centre bosses said they had received "substantial" compensation but there seems to be very...
The Zaha Hadid-designed Riverside Museum: Scotland’s Museum of Transport and Travel keeps raking in recognitions [...]: the new Glasgow museum attraction just won the prestigious European Museum of the Year Award 2013, presented by the European Museum Forum. The announcement was made at a special awards ceremony at EMF's annual assembly hosted by the Gallo Romeins Museum in Tongeren in Belgium, EMYA Winner in 2011. — bustler.net
The Zaha Hadid Architects-designed Riverside Museum in Glasgow, Scotland has been named the most innovative museum in the fields of technology, labor and social history by the European Museum Academy. Riverside competed against museums in 12 other European countries to win the 17th annual Micheletti Award. — bustler.net
The Paul Stallan Studio have been commissioned by the Diocese of Motherwell to prepare refurbishment and restoration proposals for Grade ‘A’ listed Gillespie Kidd & Coia R.C. Church St. Bride’s, in East Kilbride. This Scottish interpretation of the brutalist style of 1960’s architecture is one of the finest buildings to be produced by one of the most influential Scottish practice of the era. — Paul Stallan Studio
Holl’s relationship with Mackintosh is about to get more intense. Last week, Glasgow City Council granted planning permission for the £50 million GSA building Holl designed to be built across Renfrew Street from the Mackintosh Building. — heraldscotland.com
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