Bulk: Mackintosh’s architecture

By Angelina Puschkarski

Design for Scotland Street School. (c) The Huntarian, University of Glasgow
Design for Scotland Street School. (c) The Huntarian, University of Glasgow

Charles Rennie Mackintosh – a designer, architect, water colourist and artist. The main representative of Art Noveau in the United Kingdom had considerable  influence in Europe. In celebration of his works the Royal Institute of Architects announced an exhibition at the Architecture Gallery from February 23rd until the end of May.

The exhibition features many unrleased drafts and works of the artists: more than 60 original drawings and water colour pieces.

Daily Record. Ink and watercolour. (c) The Hunterian. University of Glasgow
Daily Record. Ink and watercolour. (c) The Hunterian. University of Glasgow

The exhibition also includes original designs for The University of Glasgow which he made when he was twenty-nine.  A model showing a cross-section of the school and photographs of the external and internal details illustrate his early focus on designing every aspect of a building: the exterior, interior, furniture and lighting. When there you can also watch film footage of the school.

 The Architecture Gallery at RIBA is open from 10am – 5pm Monday to Sunday and until 8pm every Tuesday and the entrance is free.