North facing, front elevation of Scotland Street School, Glasgow

This evening, I am posting information on Scotland Street School, Glasgow, Scotland.

The building is now a museum of school education and open to the public.

My focus is from an architectural aspect in that building was designed by leading Glasgow architect, Charles Rennie Mackintosh (1868-1928), being one of the extant examples of his work in Glasgow.

Scotland Street School was designed by Mackintosh between 1903 and 1906 and proved to be his last public commission in the city. Key features here are:

  • Reversal of tradition by giving the towers with conical roofs walls of glass with narrow stone mullions.
  • In the interior, spiral stairs were replaced with straight flights which benefit from the light streaming inside.
  • Verticality of towers played off against horizontal nature of rest of the building.

Video clip of Scotland Street School, North elevation.

Mackintosh style street lamp at Scotland Street School, Glasgow

Entrance Door detail, Scotland Street School, Glasgow

Drill Hall, Scotland Street School, Glasgow

Interior of conical glass tower, Scotland Street School, Glasgow

Detail from Southern elevation, Scotland Street School

Scotland Street School, Glasgow, southern elevation.

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