Basic Site Details

Name: House for an Art Lover
City or county: Glasgow
Country: Scotland
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Notes: Design competition staged by Darmstadt-based German publisher Alexander Koch for the design of a large country house for an art-lover or connoisseur. Announced in December 2000 wih a deadline of 25 March 1901. Mackintosh and Macdonald failed to provide a complete set of drawings (three perspectives of the interior were required), and so could not be considered for the prize. In the event no first prize was awarded; the English architect M H Baillie Scott was given second prize; and third prize was split three ways. Koch published several of the sets of designs, including Mackintosh & Macdonald's, as lavish portfolios in 1902. A building was constructed in Bellahouston Park, Glasgow to Mackintosh's competition designs in 1989-96, under the supervision of Professor Andrew McMillan.

Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 1Haus eines Kunst-FreundesYes 

Building Type Classification

The building is classified under the following categories:
 ClassificationOriginal classification?Notes
Item 1 of 1House  


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 3December 1900  Competition announced
Item 2 of 325 March 1901  Deadline for competition entries.
Item 3 of 31989(?)1996 Mackintosh's designs built


Design and Construction

The following individuals or organisations have carried out design/construction work. Where architects or practices worked together, matching letters appear beside their names in the Partnership Group column.
 NameRolePartnership GroupFromToNotes
Item 1 of 2Charles Rennie MackintoshArchitect 19001901Competition designs in collaboration with his wife, Margaret Macdonald - failed to provide complete set of drawings and so could not be considered for prize
Item 2 of 2Mackay Hugh Baillie ScottArchitect 19001901Competition designs - second prize


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 1Koch, Alexander - publisher based in Darmstadt, Germany 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 2Billcliffe, Roger1979Charles Rennie Mackintosh: The Complete Furniture, Furniture Drawings & Interior Designs Guildford & London: Lutterworth Presspp97-102
Item 2 of 2Crawford, Alan1995Charles Rennie Mackintosh London: Thames and Hudsonpp81-4

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 1Keppie Design (David Stark)Database of jobs by Honeyman and Keppie No 308