Reid Building, Glasgow School of Art

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The Reid Building is in complementary contrast to Charles Rennie Mackintosh’s Glasgow School of Art. Mackintosh’s amazing manipulation of light in inventive ways inspired the approach with spaces located not only to reflect their interdependent relationships but also their varying needs for natural light. Studios are positioned on the north façade with north-facing glazing to maximize the light. Spaces that do not have the same requirement, such as the refectory and offices, are located on the south façade.

Along the south elevation a landscape loggia in the form of a “machair” gives the school an exterior social core, open to the city. Stepped ramps link all major spaces.

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Glasgow School of Art
Renfrew Street
GLASGOW
United Kingdom

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Glasgow School of Art

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