Glasgow School of Art
- Reid Building, Glasgow School of Art
- Glasgow School of Art
- Glasgow, Scotland
- Steven Holl Architects (New York) & JM Architects (Glasgow)
- Sir Robert McAlpine
- Products Used (Linked)
- Bespoke Designed Single Glazed Screens
‘Pushing the technology of our day, as Mackintosh pushed the craft of his day’ ― The Reid Building becomes the latest addition into the Glasgow School of Art.
Designed by Steven Hall, the contemporary addition to the schools campus, The Reid Building’s white sculptural interiors are simple and almost raw ― providing an appropriately blank canvas for creative work. Early concept design sketches for the application of internal glass screens indicated the requirement for a bespoke product, providing a robust industrial type steel frame suitable for accommodating the large scale timber and glass doors and immense glass panels which would include opening lights and scribe the conical shaped, concrete driven voids.
Sir Robert McAlpine, commissioned Indglås to design, supply and install the internal screen work package ― the same design for which was ultimately used to form the the secondary glazing panels to the original windows of the former Assembly Building which became the Students Union Facility. The completed screens are a perfect interpretation of the concept design and in contrast to their raw exposed steel framework, the glazed screens enhance the manipulation of light throughout the building - whilst scribing perfectly the most obtuse of interfaces.
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