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DESIGN/ ENVIRONMENTS


Design

building better communities Public Realm Environments Service Design

THE PIPE FACTORY A Place for Learning and Making Our strategy for securing the future of The Pipe Factory and establishing it as a strong community asset in the East End of Glasgow that is open to all ages and groups is to be delivered in several phases. Phases 1 & 2 make the building safe and habitable and are imperative to increasing activity within the building. Phases 3 & 4 make the building functional and fun and are designed to provide a high impact but affordable aesthetic to suit the needs of the building users. The strategy includes several simple elements easy to construct from affordable timber by small teams of artists groups and volunteers, something The Pipe Factory can easily and quickly access. Other key spaces such as the Community Learning Space, Discovery Gallery and Museum of Pipe Making are essential additions programmed to service the local community and supply alternative learning facilities and opportunities for artists to learn and engage.


1st Floor Residency Space & Artist-Led Gallery Katie opens her notebook and revisits those scribbles she took down about Joseph Beuys. This is her first day on residency at The Pipe Factory and she is unsure of what to expect in the coming months. It’s a big space. She’s nervous. Katie knows that this is a big chance for her, a real test of her skills. She shakes her head as if to wake herself up and looks down to her notebook, beginning to plan her ideas for a programme of community workshops. Success! Its finally the big day for Katie’s exhibition opening in the Pipe Factory Gallery. She’s really excited because she’s invited the people she’s been working with from the local community and her old friends from art school. In under an hour they will all gather together on the stairs at the Bike Shed to watch a screening of a film made on her residency! On the weekend expects to be busy with lots of extra visitors to her show from people coming to see the Barras Market and curious local traders as she’s been told the ‘Bike Shed’ stairs have made the Gallery really accessible. But for now she’s going to enjoy the night!


Roof Repaired New Rooflight Windows installed New Insulation

Securable Doors connected to Security System

Phased Approach to Design

All windows to be replaced

Riser Flexible Infrastructure for Gas, Water, Electrics can be added to floor by floor as the budget allows

West Fire Stair

Columns made fire safe infilled with concrete to preserve their rustic aesthetic

2 Options for Gas Heating 1. Domestic boiler on each required floor 2. Central boiler located within 1st floor service space

Glazed entrance to be introduced

Artists Entrance and East Fire Stair

1. make SAFE 2. make HABITABLE 3. make FUNCTIONAL 4. make FUN 5. make CONNECTIONS


2nd Floor Commercial Venue Ann-Marie doesn’t have far to travel today. After dropping Jamie off downstairs she heads up to the second floor to meet her friend Sonia who has rented the space to hold a pop-up shop, showcasing her latest collection of fashions sourced from a variety of designers and all handmade in Scotland. Sonia heard about the space to rent from Ann-Marie - who is always telling everyone about the goings on at The Pipe Factory - and asked Ann-Marie to help her out for a couple of days, helping set up the shop while Jamie is at playgroup.

Ground Floor Community Learning Space It’s 8.30am and young mum, Ann-Marie, walks her three and four year old boys to the ‘The Pipe Factory Playgroup’. She laughs to herself as her little Jamie runs over immediately, as he always does, to the large unusual brightly coloured play mat that covers the highly polished floor. In the midst of watching the girls getting breakfast ready and setting out games on the stage behind the big curtain, she catches a glimpse of a glass vitrine to her left, she’s reminded of many a Saturday afternoon when her Granny used to take her to The Barras. She smiles fondly as she waves goodbye to Jamie.


Discovery Gallery Multi functional Community Table eg. Dining, Clay Workshop, Meeting Kitchen Stage Theatrical Curtain Temporary Mats for Creche Temporary Exhibition Community Learning Space Museum of Pipe Making Permanent Exhibition Temporary Weekend Market Stalls

Ground Floor


1st Floor @ 1/200

boiler room lift access fire stair

breakout space (smoking deck)

Pipe Factory Gallery Artist Residency & Commercial Let Area 135 m2

Ground Floor @ 1/200

store

fire escape

bike shed spray painting (kissing)

lift access

recept. temporary exhibition

Pipe Factory Multifunctional Community Learning Space Area 125 m2 store

museum of pipe making

weekend market stalls

discovery gallery

weekend market stalls


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3rd Floor Multi-disciplinary Artist Studios Nick always arrives at noon, just as the morning playgroup is leaving for the day. As he stores his bike under the stairs he high-fives Jamie, his biggest fan, as Jamie leaves to head home with his mum. Nick runs up the colourful staircase, taking two at a time, and darts into his ever-messy studio. As he brings out his laptop he overhears the two girls who work in the back studio talking excitedly about their weekend plans and wonders what he’ll do with his.


3rd Floor @ 1/200

lift access

material dark store room

fire stair

studio 1

meeting (procrastination space)

woodwork studio 1 Artists Studios Area 145 m2 studio 1

studio 1

studio 1

studio 1

studio 1

studio 1

studio 1

studio 1

2nd Floor @ 1/200 lift access

storage

fire stair

reception

meeting

office

Open Plan Commercial Studio Space Area 140 m2


4th Floor Communal Space & Project Spaces After a couple of hours spent working on a funding proposal for his next big project, and maybe a little bit too much time on Facebook, Nick heads upstairs to boil the kettle and get his lunch from the fridge. There is a new face boiling the kettle. A girl, someone he hasn’t met yet. Her name is Katie. Nick introduces himself and they chat for some time, forgetting all about the now boiled water. They agree to go together to the big opening at Aird’s Lane on Friday, before both heading back to work. Nick opens his laptop again, struggles to concentrate, and types Katie’s name into Facebook.


4th Floor Mez @ 1/200 (eavesdropping balcony)

studio 4

studio 5

storage

4th Floor @ 1/200

potential lift access group work space (group chat space)

admin office

studio 1

studio 2

studio 3

library

storage

storage

storage

storage


Design

building better communities Public Realm Environments Service Design

GLASGOW HARVEST 2012 NVA’s Glasgow Harvest 2011 was a celebration of local food which happened at four sites - North, East, South and West - in Autumn 2011. The events were an irreverent homage to the village fête, with live music, communal cooking, food sharing and new works designed and created by artists for each event. Harvest is inspired by the people, food, community and places that make urban growing in Glasgow so unique. Pidgin Perfect worked with the growing community at Kennyhill Community Allotments and Garden in Riddrie, the hosts for Harvest East to create a permanent built artwork. Over July and August we held a series of conversations, workshops and creative engagements with the community working towards the installation of a Community Dining Table on site in time for Harvest East, September 2011. The Community Dining Table was unveiled at Harvest East and was incredibly well received by the plot holders, local community and arts community whom all attended the event. The permanence of the artwork creates a long lasting legacy from Harvest East and provides the community with a new place within the rich garden spaces of the allotments to come together and share not only locally grown food but also stories and inspirations from the past.


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Design

building better communities Public Realm Environments Service Design

PIERROT LUNAIRE : SCENOGRAPHY Pidgin Perfect was invited by Parisian-born conceptual artist Cyril Duval, working under the name Item Idem, to assist with the conceptual design development for the stage set of ‘Pierrot Lunaire’, a contemporary and provocative twist on opera directed by Bruce LaBruce. The project was the first ever staging of Arnold Schönberg’s melodrama Pierrot Lunaire, with Bruce LaBruce transforming the Schönberg opera into a one-hour-long gender-bending tale of impossible love, guilt, and confusion. Staged at Hebbel Am Ufer in Berlin the stage set reflected the typically neo-expressionist aesthetic of Item Idem and employed both Item Idem’s and Pidgin Perfect’s passion for blending art, fashion and design to create complex and communicative space. The central feature of the stage set was the large deconstructed projection screen which was key to adding further dimensions, motility and drama to the space. Photography courtesy of Ludger Paffrath.


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