Monday, September 20, 2010

the glasgow school

it seems Steven Holl has unveiled his design for the Glasgow School of Art. his building is for the site opposite their main building, the one presently occupied by several buildings (one of which is a dingy wooden thing by Gillespie, Kidd & Coia). I'm not exactly sure what I think of it, and never having been to visit a Holl building I'm not sure what the renderings and sketches might turn out like, but at first glance I'm slightly disappointed. it just doesn't seem to compare favourably with Mackintosh's main building and I have my doubts about all that glass. I wonder what Grafton Architect's proposal would've looked like?

further illustrations of Holl's proposal can be found here.

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