The aim of this city field study is to gather information on the history of urban domestic space. At the turn of the century when the industrial revolution set the modern city into motion, buildings for urban dwellers were in demand. Iconic images of soot studded, drab buildings come to mind. A group of secessionist artists and architects around the English Channel initiated new designs to counter what they recognized as the deplorable effects of unchecked urban growth. They applied an aesthetic consciousness of flora and fauna and defied straight lines by making elegant use of the curve to beautify city facades.
See entire: Mackintosh’s Glasgow field study plan