Competition design for a house for an art lover

M191 Competition design for a house for an art lover

Date: 1900–1
Client: Alexander Koch
Authorship: Authorship category 1 (Mackintosh) (Mackintosh)

This ideal design for a large house was prepared for a competition organised by German publisher Alexander Koch. Despite the constraints of the competition conditions, it was Mackintosh's most ambitious domestic project.

Authorship: Mackintosh designed the architecture and interiors. Margaret Macdonald designed decorative panels. The designs were published under Mackintosh's name in 1902, and the panels attributed to Macdonald. The published competition results attributed the scheme to Mackintosh and Macdonald jointly, reflecting the conditions which expressly requested the collaboration of an 'architect and an applied artist of modern taste'. 1

Status: Unbuilt; a house based on Mackintosh's design was constructed in Bellahouston Park, Glasgow, in 1989–96


1: Innendekoration, 11, 1900, p. 200; advertisement supplement, p. 91.