Iron T-girder supporting roof rafters in the basement level of the Glasgow School of Art, Glasgow

Keniger, Michael, 1947-. Iron T-girder supporting roof rafters in the basement level of the Glasgow School of Art, Glasgow.

 
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Title Iron T-girder supporting roof rafters in the basement level of the Glasgow School of Art, Glasgow
Alternative Title Detail of forged iron T-girder in the Glasgow School of Art, Glasgow
Abstract/Summary The iron T-girder in this image supports the rafters of the gable roofed Life Modelling studio on the basement level the school. The space is afforded natural light via skylights. Here at the lowest level of the building, each girder end is split and forged into the shape of roots. Mackintosh's insistence on this degree of crafting caused the blacksmiths to revolt.
Date of construction 1897-1909
Date photo taken 2000
Date scanned 2012-11-26
Publisher The University of Queensland Library
Architect Mackintosh, Charles Rennie, 1868-1928
Honeyman and Keppie
Photographer Keniger, Michael, 1947-
Location 167 Renfrew Street
Glasgow
Scotland
United Kingdom
Open Access Status Other
Category Educational facilities
Subcategory Tertiary education facilities
Period Federation (1890-1915)
Style Arts and Crafts
Art nouveau
Condition Original
Structural Systems & Elements Masonry construction
Metal construction
Timber construction
Building Materials Brick
Iron
Timber
Architectural Features T-girders
Timber rafters
Rights Research and private study only. Not to be reproduced without prior written permission. Rights holder: Michael Keniger.
References Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland. "Glasgow, 167 Renfrew Street, Glasgow School Of Art." http://canmore.rcahms.gov.uk/en/site/120095/details/glasgow+167+renfrew+street+glasgow+school+of+art/
Additional Notes The Glasgow School of Art was designed and built in the period coinciding with 'Federation (1890-1915)' in Australia, though it cannot truly be called a 'Federation' building as it is in Scotland. Also, sources conflict as to whether the stone used on the west, north and east facades is sandstone or granite, but its appearance is closer to sandstone so it is listed as such.
 
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