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House for an Art Lover

Posted by Jackie on March 10, 2008

House for an Art Lover is one of the many attractions in Glasgow linked to the architect Charles Rennie Mackintosh. In 1901 Mackintosh and his new wife Margaret Macdonald (who was a decorative artist) entered a design competition to design a “House for an Art Lover”. Their entry was disqualified due to late submission, but still won a special prize on account of the beauty and originality of the designs. In the late 1980s engineer Graham Roxburgh had the idea of building the house to Mackintosh and Macdonald’s designs, and work started in 1989. The building, situated in Bellahouston Park, was delayed for a few years in the early 90s due to the economic recession, but continued again from the mid-90s. The house, as well as being the outworking of the original designs, is also home to the postgraduate digital design studio of Glasgow School of Art, possibly Mackintosh’s most famous building. Here’s the House for an Art Lover’s website for more information and pictures from the interior.

This picture shows the south and east walls of the house.

One Response to “House for an Art Lover”

  1. PK said

    I’ve always liked the HfaAL: I like the minimalism. It also kind of looks like a giant 1940s council house (well built) with nice windows.

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