Computers should take charge of the rebuilding of Glasgow School of Art rather than pedantic architects, according to the biographer of Charles Rennie Mackintosh.
Roger Billcliffe, an art historian, said that the fire which destroyed the art school in June “won’t be the end of the world”, even if the charred hulk of the building had to be demolished.The blaze was the second at the site in four years. It led to a computer survey of the building, which in turn could help restore it to its original glory, Mr Billcliffe told the Edinburgh International Book Festival.“The computer will make the drawings to make the building again,” he said. “It may be a good thing that the computer is doing it — it won’t [ . . . ]