This evening, my theme is Charles Rennie Mackintosh in general and Hill House in particular.

Hill House

Charles Rennie Mackintosh  designed Hill House at Helensburgh  for Glasgow businessman Walter Blackie in1903. It is located in a large plot above the Clyde coast. Much of the modelling forms abstract, elemental formal compositions. The entrance facade is modelled graphically, in dynamically satisfying shapes of overlying planes. Privacy of the occupants is afforded via the grey, severe exterior. Arguably, the building is as striking today as when first completed over 100 years ago. Read more on Hill House, Helensburgh, Scotland…