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)
1900
December: An 'ideas competition' for a 'mansion for an art lover' is announced in the German applied arts journal Innendekoration, published by Alexander Koch in Darmstadt. 1
1901
25 March: Competition closing date. 2
16–17 May: Adjudication takes place in Darmstadt. 3
July: Competition results and analysis published in Innendekoration. 4
1902
Designs by M. H. Baillie Scott, Mackintosh, and Viennese architect Leopold Bauer are published in portfolio format. 5
10 May – 11 November: Mackintosh's portfolio is exhibited at the International Exhibition of Modern Decorative Art in Turin.
1903
January: Portfolios by Mackintosh and Baillie Scott are reviewed in the Russian journal Zodchii (The Architect). 6
1904
September: Portfolios are reviewed in the British Architect and American Architect and Building News. 7
1907
Six plates exhibited at the <i>International Exhibition of Architectural Drawings</i>, Pittsburgh Architectural Club (758) and (759)
1989
An initiative to build a 'House for an Art Lover' in Glasgow's Bellahouston Park, based on Mackintosh's drawings, is announced. 8
1990
By Autumn the exterior is largely complete. Work halted due to recession. 9
1996
26 October: House for an Art Lover opens. 10

Notes:

1: 'Grosses Preis-Ausschreiben der "Innen-Dekoration" für Entwürfe zu einem Herrschafts-Haus eines Kunstfreundes', Innendekoration, 11, 1900, p. 200. Further particulars and conditions were given in the advertising section of the journal.

2: 'Grosses Preis-Ausschreiben der "Innen-Dekoration" für Entwürfe zu einem Herrschafts-Haus eines Kunstfreundes', Innendekoration, 11, 1900, p. 200.

3: 'Entscheidung des Wettbewerbes zur Erlangung von Entwürfen für ein herrschaftliches Wohnhaus eines Kunstfreundes', Innendekoration, 12, 1901, pp. 109–13.

4: 'Entscheidung des Wettbewerbes zur Erlangung von Entwürfen für ein herrschaftliches Wohnhaus eines Kunstfreundes' in Innendekoration, 12, 1901, p. 111.

5: Alexander Koch, ed., Meister der Innen-Kunst. Haus eines Kunstfreundes, Darmstadt: Alexander Koch, 1902.

6: 'Bibliographia: Meister der Innenkunst', Zodchii, 1903, no. 3, pp. 40–1.

7: 'A New Folio on Houses', British Architect, 62, 16 September 1904, p. 201; 'Books and Reviews', American Architect and Building News, 24 September 1904, pp. 103–4.

8: Graham Roxburgh, 'Haus eines Kunstfreundes. The Unrealised Masterpiece', Charles Rennie Mackintosh Society Newsletter, 50, Winter 1988–9, p. 8; Glasgow Herald, 22 February 1989. p. 3.

9: Sunday Times, 21 October 1990, section 7, pp. 12–13.

10: Sunday Times, 13 October 1996, Ecosse section, p. 11.