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House for an Art Lover, Glasgow, Scotland.

Monday, June 22, 2009

Today, we visited the garden of House for an Art Lover. House for an Art Lover is located in 10 Dumbreck Rd, Glasgow.

In 1901, Mackintosh entered a competition set by a German design magazine which sought entries to design "a grand house in thoroughly modern style", and challenged architects to develop ideas which were fresh and innovative.

Mackintosh and his wife Margaret McDonald worked on the submission which, unfortunately, was disqualified due to technical non compliance with the rules. However, the designs were awarded a special prize "for their pronounced personal quality, their novel and austere form and uniforms configuration of interior and exterior."

Construction of the House did not commence until 1989 and was completed in 1996.

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