Visualizing Mackintosh’s Alternative Design Proposal for Scotland Street School

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This paper describes the process of creation of a set of visualizations (elevations, perspective views and a short animation) of C.R. Mackintosh’s original but unrealized first design proposal for Scotland Street School (dated January 1904). Moreover, the piece of writing reflects upon some key aspects of the project such as how architectural historians were involved and how ambiguities due to the discrepancies between the drawings and missing details were resolved by studying multiple drawings and transferring clues from other Mackintosh’s built works. The contributions of this research are important for several reasons: it proposes a methodology that can be applied to similar research projects; it explains the educational value of the development work, which can be defined as digitally handcrafted, behind the visualizations; it contributes to studies of buildings designed by C.R. Mackintosh by using digital technologies that open up new insights to aspects still overlooked of his architectural production.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationComputer-Aided Architectural Design. "Hello, Culture"
Subtitle of host publication18th International Conference, CAAD Futures 2019, Daejeon, Republic of Korea, June 26–28, 2019, Selected Papers
EditorsJi-Hyun Lee
Place of PublicationSingapore
PublisherSpringer Singapore
Number of pages14
ISBN (Electronic)9789811384103
ISBN (Print)9789811384097, 9811384096
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2019
Event18th International Computer-Aided Architectural Design Futures Conference: Hello Culture - Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), Daejeon, Korea, Republic of
Duration: 26 Jun 201928 Jun 2019
Conference number: 18

Publication series

NameCommunications in Computer and Information Science
ISSN (Print)1865-0929


Conference18th International Computer-Aided Architectural Design Futures Conference
Abbreviated titleCAAD Futures 2019
Country/TerritoryKorea, Republic of
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