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2019 - 2021

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PORTFOLIO REBECCA

IRVING


C O N T E N T S Through my time at university, my design work reflected a personal interest in human experiences of space and the city. In my final years, designs responded to women’s experiences of the city and opportunities for social equity. The projects also aim to care for the planet through consideration of biodiversity and sustainability.

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A Woman’s Place: Centre for Sisterhood Year 5

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To Care : The Bathhouse Year 4

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To Care: The Counsel House Year 4

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To Play: The Ceilidh Station Year 3

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Other Work Illustrations


04 | A WOMAN’S PLACE: CENTRE FOR SISTERHOOD This year 5 project imagined Glasgow as a feminist city - a place in which women and their communities are fully supported through empowering places and spaces which allow everyone to access, experience, and enjoy the city. The project provided opportunities for the re-distribution of unpaid care and domestic work, and to improve feelings of safety in the city. Spaces included a centre for unpaid care and domestic work, kitchen-less housing, social support services, and lookout towers. The project also connected to an urban green route to encourage biodiversity to extend beyond the existing realms of the canal and into the city. Software / tools used: Revit, AutoCad, Photoshop, Illustrator

Project section

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Site plan

East elevation


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Laundrette cafe

Communal kitchen


06 | TO CARE: THE BATHHOUSE This year 4 bathhouse project focussed on the principles of thermotherapy to offer respite from busy urban life in Glasgow city centre. There are three key temperature zones; heat, cool and rest. Each of these spaces, and the transitions between, offer healing and comfort in varied forms including hot pools, saunas, ice baths and a stretching studio. The Barrowland park site was re-imagined by creating access to the Union Line and revitalising an existing green space in the city centre. This was based on the previously developed city strategy to bring green spaces into Glasgow, used throughout year 4 projects. The primary construction material was concrete, used in conjunction with a vegetated roof. Software / tools used: Revit, AutoCad, Photoshop, Illustrator

Site Plan

South elevation

Site axonometric


Rest zone

Outdoor pool

Hot pools

DESIGN PROPOSAL

Technical section

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08 | TO CARE: THE COUNSEL HOUSE This 6 week project tested the idea of creating an alternative centre for alcohol treatment by embracing the problem and creating a safe, familiar environment. It also adopted elements of a previous group study which considered the redevelopment of a disused rail-line as an active transport route through Glasgow. The site - Old Caledonia Road Church - is an important piece of the religious urban fabric in Glasgow. Key design moves included following existing heights and staying within the existing boundary walls of the site. Spaces in the project included a pub, central meeting space, contemplation / confessional spaces and treatment rooms. Residences were also included within the brief as it was expected that this would be a 24/7 facility.

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Site identified as Old Caledonia Rd Church

Setting height in relation to existing building

Creation of entry through existing doors

Software / tools used: AutoCad, Photoshop, Illustrator 04

Creation of voids to bring daylight and create a central courtyard

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Movement in levels to create prominent central space

Project section


DESIGN PROPOSAL

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Temporary residence

Safe spaces Permanent residence

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Group discussion spaces

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Pub Site Plan

Main gathering space

Community Space Building Diagram


10 | TO P L AY: T H E C E I L I D H S TAT I O N This 6 week project tested the idea of creating an alternative centre for alcohol treatment by embracing the problem and creating a safe, familiar environment. It also adopted elements of a previous group study which considered the re-development of a disused rail-line as an active transport route through Glasgow. The site - Old Caledonia Road Church - is an important piece of the religious urban fabric in Glasgow. Key design moves included following existing heights and staying within the existing boundary walls of the site. Spaces in the project included a pub, central meeting space, contemplation / confessional spaces and treatment rooms. Residences were also included within the brief as it was expected that this would be a 24/7 facility.

Software / tools used: AutoCad, Photoshop, hand sketching

External view from Jamaica Street

Main hall

Dance studio

Elevation study


OTHER WORK: ILLUSTRATIONS

The City Needs Feminism

Capestang, France

The Midsteeple

This poster was used to reflect ideas of a written piece examining women’s experiences of urban spaces.

An illustration based on a photograph of a colourful street taken on a holiday in France.

An illustration of Dumfries Midsteeple drawn for family.

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Profile for Rebecca Irving

Rebecca Irving Architectural Portfolio  

Work from my time at Strathclyde University from 2019-2021. Bsc Architectural Design and MArch Advanced Architectural Design.

Rebecca Irving Architectural Portfolio  

Work from my time at Strathclyde University from 2019-2021. Bsc Architectural Design and MArch Advanced Architectural Design.

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