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Steven Holl Reflects on the Majesty of the Mackintosh

Steven Holl Reflects on the Majesty of the Mackintosh
Steven Holl Reflects on the Majesty of the Mackintosh

Following the devastating news that the Mackintosh School of Art's iconic library was recently destroyed, Steven Holl - designer of the adjacent Seona Reid Building that opened earlier this year - reflects on the "magic" of what has been lost in an article for the Architectural Record. The Charles Rennie Mackintosh building, for Holl, "embodies a refreshingly direct conviction", the sudden loss of which brought on a "deep sadness." Placing it within a canon of architectural masterpieces, Holl gives insight to his emotional connections with this Glaswegian masterpiece: "the Glasgow School of Art has an inner worth and a dignity beyond all measurable value." Read the article in full here.

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Cite: James Taylor-Foster. "Steven Holl Reflects on the Majesty of the Mackintosh" 05 Jun 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/513464/steven-holl-reflects-on-the-majesty-of-the-mackintosh/> ISSN 0719-8884