Glasgow School of Art (Glasgow, Scotland) : Overall view, showing the entire north elevation facing Renfrew Street (right) and the east elevation facing Dalhousie Street (left)
Macdonald, Margaret, 1865-1933 Mackintosh, Charles Rennie, 1868-1928
167 Renfrew Street, Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom 1896-1909
5/28/2007 1850 AD - 1899 AD
cast iron stucco wood
In 1895 a limited competition had been announced for the design of a building to house the Glasgow School of Art. Although the entries from nominated Glasgow firms were submitted anonymously, the authorship of Mackintosh’s proposals could not have been mistaken. As the cost limit would not pay for the entire building, it had been decided to proceed with the construction in two phases. The first stage, begun in 1896, was the eastern half to just beyond the entrance; this was followed ten years later by the western portion. The Glasgow School of Art therefore demonstrates Mackintosh’s organic planning whereby within a fixed frame elements are synthesized in response to changing design criteria. A good example is the introduction of the celebrated ‘hen-run’, a glazed corridor linking the eastern and western sections at second-floor level. The school’s site, a steep bluff falling from north to south, gives a huge increase in height between the entrance elevation on the north and the rear elevation to the south . The difference is not just one of scale because each façade, being the revelation of inner functions, has an individual identity.
Architecture -- Britain -- 19th century -- (YVRC) Architecture -- Britain -- 20th century -- (YVRC)
Art Nouveau Arts and Crafts (movement) Glasgow style
Sculptures, Models, & Architecture
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architectural exteriors; Artists' studios; art school; continuously glazed windows; Scottish Baronial influence construction buildings; institutional buildings; schools (buildings)
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