Architecture To Watch In 2013: Part 1
January 2, 2013
Steven Holl’s Addition to the Glasgow School of Art
Where’d that come from? Steven Holl’s design for a new wing to Charles Rennie Mackintosh’s canonical and beloved 1909 Glasgow School of Art building incited much criticism when the plans were released in 2010. That much was expected, though the vague renderings that accompanied Holl’s plans didn’t help matters. The design was likened to an “iceberg”, with historian William J.R. Curtis going further, calling it “monstrous”. Since then, little has been heard about Holl’s project, until recently, when it was announced that the building was under construction and scheduled for completion for the fall semester of 2013.
Image: Steven Holl Architects