M191 Competition design for a house for an art loverDate: 1900–1
Client: Alexander Koch
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.
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
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.