15 June 2020


Forensic Architecture Continue Grenfell Tower Project Awareness

On the third anniversary of the tragic fire which took seventy-two lives in the Grenfell tower block in West London, Artlyst thought it a good time to highlight an excellent project that the Turner Prize-nominated collective Forensic Architecture has put together using mapping technology.  

16 February 2020


Glasgow School Of Art: A Burnt-Out Toxic Culture – Clare Henry

There have been few iconic institutions more beloved that Charles Rennie Mackintosh’s Glasgow School of Art.

15 April 2019

Notre Dame Cathedral Badly Damaged by Raging Fire

A catastrophic fire has destroyed the main roof and spire of Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris. The fire broke out at 5:50 pm local time quickly spreading through the structure which was undergoing a major 6.5m euro renovation

17 June 2018


Glasgow School Of Art Destroyed In Second Devastating Blaze

Fire crews have spent a third day at the scene of the latest fire to hit the historic Glasgow School of Art.

29 January 2017

Turner Prize Winners Unite To Help Fund Glasgow School Of Art Fire

Several Turner Prize Winners including Antony Gormley Anish Kapoor and Grayson Perry have created artworks from found material taken from the fire-damaged Glasgow School of Art to raise funds for the restoration.

19 November 2015


Restoration After The Glasgow School of Art Fire To Cost £35m

Restoration of the Glasgow School of Art building which suffered a massive fire last Spring has escalated to £35 million. The building designed Charles Rennie Mackintosh is one of Scotland’s leading tourist attractions and a building of world importance.  The building project includes reconstructing the landmark’s famous library, destroyed in the blaze last May.  A spokeswoman […]

13 March 2015


Fire Rips Through Battersea Arts Centre, 80 Firefighters Battle Flames

Bystanders watched in disbelief as a large fire ripped through the Battersea Arts Centre this afternoon. The blaze began at the Grade II listed building just after 4.15pm today, the London Fire Brigade said. With more than 80 firefighters sent to tackle the flames at the south London cultural centre, which is currently undergoing a […]

10 December 2014


Fire Sweeps Through Parisian Old Master Gallery Canesso

A fire has swept through the Galerie Canesso, on the rue Laffitte in central Paris, causing significant damage and destroying part of its library, documents and offices. The fire took place on Sunday December 7th at the gallery which specialises in Italian Old Master paintings from the Renaissance to the Baroque. It has since been […]

28 July 2014


Sajid Javid Pledges £5 million For Glasgow School of Art Restoration

Sajid Javid, the Culture Secretary has visited the fire damaged Glasgow School of Art. The building designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh was damaged on the 23 May. The 1907-1909 section of the internationally significant Building will take years to restore. The UK Government has committed an additional £5 million to go toward the costs of […]

3 June 2014


Glasgow School of Art Proceeds With Degree Shows Despite Fire

The Glasgow School of Art will proceed with Degree Show for students of Design and Architecture as planned, with special arrangements put in place for students in the School of Fine Art it was confirmed today, 3 June 2014. The MFA show will also take place in the Glue Factory as planned. “Last week’s events […]

25 May 2014


C R Mackintosh Library Destroyed: Fire Brigade Release Photos Of Damage

Photos have been released by the Scottish Fire and Rescue department of damage sustained at the library in the Glasgow School of Art. It is now clear that rooms designed by the architect have been all but destroyed. The fire which swept through the Charles Rennie Mackintosh building on Friday was brought under control at […]

24 May 2014


Fire Crews Save C R Mackintosh Glasgow School Of Art Building

Fire crews have saved The Glasgow School Of Art, a masterpiece of 20th century architecture by Charles Rennie Macintosh. The one hundred year old building caught fire when a projector in the basement exploded, just before 12:30. It quickly engulfed the wood panelled library destroying 30% of the priceless interior and also some the contents […]