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The Willow Tea Rooms

Listed under Contemporary Architecture in Glasgow, United Kingdom.

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Also known as Kate, Catherine Clanston was of great influence on Charles Mackintosh at the turn of the 20th century. Miss Cranston wanted to introduce a collection of art- and teahouses, where people could enjoy each other"s company without the perpetual presence of gin and whisky. Between 1896 and 1917 he designed and re-styled interiors in all four of her Glasgow tearooms, helped along the way by his wife, Margaret McDonald. The exterior of this property was redesigned asymmetrically to harmonise with the neighbouring buildings, using differing recesses for the windows and entrance, fenestration and gentle curves to accentuate the building in the public's mind, successfully making it stand out as the most naturally attractive building in the street.

Written by  George Monkhouse.

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