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Behind an exclusive cover created for us by graphic guru Alan Kitching that reveals his response to the second fire at the Glasgow School of Art (he also is the topic for our Profile spot), Stephen Hitchins examines Charles Rennie Mackintosh's architectural legacy and the ultra-modern – and controversial – building opposite designed by Steven Holl Architects.
Steven also presents the second part of his review of the Bauhaus, as events are being planned to celebrate its centenary next year. In it, he looks at what happened to the school's leading lights after it was closed down by the Nazis the Thirties.
Veronica Simpson reports from a remarkable school in Thailand, in her Brief Encounters column, that is infused with emotional and environmental intelligence by its founders, who started out searching for a school for their own children.
And for our Client File Pamela Buxton talks to the Ministry of Sound's creative director Simon Moore about his ambitions and strategy in creating the new workplace and hub The Ministry.
Also this month we feature Katayama Masamichi, Alma-nac, 21Spaces, Rio Kobayashi, and a bumper 30-page Focus on the world of offices. Plus the latest in lighting from Jill Entwistle and three pages of news and pictures from the design sector. It's all too good to miss!