MacMag 35


In honor of Mackintosh’s Glasgow School of Art’s centennial, student editors Gareth Hanly, Rachel Houghton, Cathryn Lavery, Kieran Sheehan and Katy Holbrook, have designed, produced and published MacMag 35 to document the entire celebration year.   Compiled in over 300 pages of crisp graphics and imagery, this year’s magazine provides a true insight into not only the design philosophies of the school, but also gives us a taste of what it is like to experience the famous building.

More about the magazine after the break.

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The pages highlight some of the most creative output from the School of Architecture with projects ranging from small pavilions to larger residential and cultural visions.

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Amidst the pages of student models, rendering, diagrams and thoughts,  the editors feature several interviews.  Fittingly, the team has interviewed Steven Holl, as he is set to design the new GSA campus (check out our previous coverage of the project), Holl’s associate Noah Yaffe, and Henry McKeown – not only an earlier editor of MacMag but also the co-director of JM Architects who will be working with Holl on the project.

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Toward the end of the publication, a great section highlights the International design charette organized by Fred Smith and Johnny Rodger that asked student and professional teams from around the world to design a building which would sit next to Mackintosh’s creation.  The overwhelming response from the teams (participation included teams from Denmark, Venice, Barcelona, Illinois, and Tokyo to name a few) demonstrates the impact Mackintosh’s building continues to have on people within the architectural realm.

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Overall, the magazine is a beautiful honor to the school and provides a thorough, yet creative, means of organizing an entire year of celebration.  Congratulations to the student editors on a job well done – and be sure to check out more on this publication here.

Cite: Cilento, Karen. "MacMag 35" 16 Oct 2010. ArchDaily. Accessed 23 May 2015. <>
  • David

    Looks very professional for a student publication, slick design and great looking student projects.

  • H. Roark

    I’ve had a look at a copy of this and it is brilliant.

  • Jennifer

    I have just read through this, and its by far the best student publication in the United Kingdom !

  • James

    I bought this at the Architecture degree show in June. It’s amazing – best MacMag yet. Really took the Mac annual tradition to a whole new professional level. Well done!

  • sbtrct

    Famous building, surely. Infamous means famous for the wrong reasons.

  • Keith Malley

    Without exaggeration, this is the greatest publication I have ever read in my entire life. Brilliant and intelligent with a wisp of humor. Utterly moving and bright.