Glasgow School of Art “will be rebuilt” says school’s director

The Mackintosh Building will be rebuilt as a fully working art school says Tom Inns, director of the Glasgow School of Art. The announcement from the Glasgow School of Art ends weeks of speculation over what will happen to the historic building, which was devastated by a fire last month. “The Mackintosh Building will be rebuilt and

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Glasgow School of Art sprinkler system delivered day before fire

Pumps for a sprinkler system in the Mackintosh-designed Glasgow School of Art arrived the day before fire destroyed the historic building. The British Automatic Fire Sprinkler Association (BAFSA) has confirmed that the large devices required to operate the planned water mist system had been delivered before a huge fire ripped through the building. However, it

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“Glasgow School of Art simply cannot be razed”

Glasgow School of Art must be rebuilt, argues Mark Cousins, not just because it’s Charles Rennie Mackintosh’s masterpiece, but because it’s an invaluable showcase for Scottish craft skills. The role of the architect is often overly romanticised in popular culture. Think Liam Neeson in Love Actually or Gary Cooper’s portrayal of Howard Roark in The Fountainhead. Roark exemplifies the

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Drone footage reveals damage to Glasgow School of Art as investigation into fire begins

The extent of damage to the Glasgow School of Art, following a devastating fire last week, has been revealed in drone footage of the wreckage. Glasgow School of Art released a video shot using a drone showing the damage to the Charles Rennie Mackintosh-designed building, after a visit to the site on Monday 18th June. The seminal building

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“Don’t create a sad replica of Glasgow School of Art”

Glasgow School of Art is gone, says Alan Dunlop, and to honour Charles Rennie Mackintosh’s legacy, we need to come up with new ideas for its replacement. In 2014, Charles Rennie Mackintosh’s Glasgow School of Art was assaulted by fire. The neighbourhood was evacuated, people watched in horror as flames engulfed the building. The damage was

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Rebuild of “irreparable” Glasgow School of Art estimated at over £100 million

Glasgow School of Art has been destroyed beyond repair, say experts, with the costs of rebuilding estimated at more than £100 million. The historic building, designed by Scottish architect Charle Rennie Mackintosh, suffered extensive damage from the fire that started on Friday, 15 June 2018. Glasgow-based architect Alan Dunlop, who visited the site over the

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Fire devastates Mackintosh’s Glasgow School of Art for a second time

Breaking news: Glasgow School of Art, the seminal building of Scottish architect Charles Rennie Mackintosh, has been engulfed by fire, just four years after it was severely damaged by another blaze. More than 120 firefighters were called to the historic college last night, Friday 15 June 2018, to tackle a blaze that is understood to

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“Mackintosh’s wide-ranging work reminds us how specialised architecture has become”

This week marked the 150th anniversary of Charles Rennie Mackintosh’s birthday. But the Scottish architect would not be amused by the quality of Glasgow’s new architecture, says Richard Murphy. We can only marvel today at the dexterity of Charles Rennie Mackintosh’s generation. The architect could turn his hand to anything. But in those years, and for some

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Willow Tea Rooms is Charles Rennie Mackintosh’s most complete interior design

To mark 150 years since the birth of Charles Rennie Mackintosh, we’re looking back at five influential projects that defined his career. We round off our celebration with the Willow Tea Rooms in Glasgow. Regarded as Mackintosh’s most complete interior design, Willow Tea Rooms is the best surviving example of a tea room designed by

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House for an Art Lover was built 60 years after Charles Rennie Mackintosh’s death

To mark the 150th anniversary of the birth of Charles Rennie Mackintosh we are looking back at his most significant works. Next up is the House for an Art Lover, which remained unbuilt during his lifetime. Originally a disqualified entry in a magazine-run competition to design a country house, the drawings of House for an Art Lover helped

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The Glasgow School of Art is Charles Rennie Mackintosh’s “masterwork”

In celebration of the 150th birthday of influential Scottish architect Charles Rennie Mackintosh this week, we’re looking back at five projects that defined his career. Next up is his most famous building, the Glasgow School of Art. The art school is described by the Charles Rennie Mackintosh Society as the architect’s “masterwork”, as it seamlessly

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Charles Rennie Mackintosh’s Hill House was designed from the inside out

To mark 150 years since the birth of Charles Rennie Mackintosh, we’re looking back at five influential projects that defined his career. First up is Hill House in Helensburgh, widely recognised as the Scottish architect’s most important residential work. Hill House exemplifies Mackintosh’s approach to combining traditional Scottish values with modern international ideas. Located in Helensburgh,

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Carmody Groarke unveils plans to build transparent “shield” around Mackintosh’s Hill House

Carmody Groarke has unveiled plans to erect a see-through hood over Charles Rennie Mackintosh’s Hill House in Helensburgh, Scotland, to help protect it from the elements during conservation works. Mackintosh, a key figure in Britain’s Arts and Crafts movement, designed and built Hill House as a home for the publisher Walter Blackie between 1902 and 1904. Located

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