Fire ravaged Mackintosh building in Glasgow in the recent era. This was one of the iconic buildings that were constructed during the year 1897 to 1905. Number of academic theories and past case studies provide insights for developing an action plan for the same. Various dogmas, interventions and critical analysis of these themes should be investigated to develop action plan for the same. The purpose of this essay is to critically analyze the different notions of conservation, restoration and reconstruction ideas for Mackintosh building. Different theoretical models will be probed in detail. From analysis of the literature, conclusions will be drawn. Eclectic mix of safety and maintenance of the original perception will be discussed in detail in this analysis.
This monument was constructed in early 20th century. This was built in honour of Victor Emmanuel who unified Rome. It is famous for its Corinthian columns, equestrian sculpture of Emmanuel. It also encompasses statues of Victorian Goddess. Exertions have been taken to repair fissures and preserve the building. This is a classic example of preservation and conservation of the building.
To summarize the proposed intervention plan it has been suggested that there should be maintenance of the original motif of the building. Perception of the original building and key artefacts should remain the same. Nevertheless some newer elements can be introduced to reflect some modern trends. Eclectic mix of all has been suggested as the proposed renovation and restoration process.
From analysis of the theories proposed it could be seen that modernity and creativity of the modern day design is important. Primarily ideologies proposed by Ruskin and Brandie seem to suggest in maintaining of original architecture and fabric. This is simply not possible in the current situation. There should be incorporation of safety that reflects the original theme and motifs of the building. Theories of Giovanni seem to fit into this notion. Proposed intervention theories for Glasgow building construction has been explained in detail. To conclude it has been suggested that the architect design a building that is representative of the original ideology and encompasses certain mandatory imperative safety elements. Along with this certain innovative new motifs and artefacts can be used. This would enhance the functionality of the new building. New building will be eclectic mix of tradition with modernity.