For those who have been long time admirers of Mackintosh, or those who wish to learn more about Glasgows most loved architect, there are fantastic opportunities throughout Doors Open Days to do so.
Explore the former Glasgow Herald buildings, Mackintoshs first public commission. The Lighthouse houses the permanent Mackintosh Interpretation Centre, which explores the architects life and work. The perfect starting point for anyone planning to tour Mackintoshs works in Glasgow.
Mackintoshs only church design to be built, this hidden gem now houses the headquarters of Mackintosh Society charity and cannot be missed by any Mackintosh fans. Commissioned in 1896, the simplicity of the design in comparison to its contemporary Victorian builds is inspiring.
The building is a must see for Mackintosh fans, as a fantastic example of his architectural style. With many features built into the stonework and staircases, there is something around every corner. At its peak, the school accommodated 1250 pupils.
This richly-illustrated lecture focuses on The Hill House and draws on the University of Glasgow’s major ‘Mackintosh Architecture’ research project. The lecture, by Hunterian Senior Curator Professor Pamela Robertson, will explore the factors that shaped the design of The Hill House and present these in the context of Mackintosh’s wider career.
Explore Mackintosh’s ideas, inspirations, education and relationships on this hour-long external tour with GSA’s award-winning student guides. Examine the fascinating exterior design of the Mackintosh Building along with a number of hidden architectural gems in the local area.
We also have two buildings taking part, that are inspired by Mackintosh designs but built long after his time.
The exterior and some of the interior of the House for an Art Lover has been realised, in materials, craftsmanship and dimensions, as closely as possible to the Mackintosh designs of 1901.
Meticulously reassembled interiors from the house in which Charles Rennie Mackintosh and his artist-wife Margaret Macdonald lived from 1906 to 1914. The interiors are furnished with Mackintosh’s original furniture and fitments and decorated as closely as possible to the original.