This little house shaped structure of a house was given the name Everybody’s House and was used as an open invitation for the local community to spend time together as part of the ALBERT DRIVE Project.
For four months, the house travelled to different locations along Albert Drive on various days each week. During that time, it was host to large numbers of people and activities including a tea party, an open mic and a pop up disco.
Everybody’s House was designed by Glasgow-based architects Edo Architecture. It was engineered by Jim McAvoy and manufactured in tempered aluminium by Glasgow’s show people, Jackson and Clayton Reeves. It was inspired by the joy in manufacturing inherent in the history of the show people and reflects a similar skilled manufacture that once took place in Tramway when it was a coachworks. The design of the house also pays homage to and distills the rich domestic architecture of Albert Drive.
Everybody’s House was created to be lightweight and portable to enable it to traverse the length of Albert Drive and be used by the residents and local businesses along the way. It was deliberately designed to be transparent in appearance and has two open doors in an attempt to create a neutral space that is open to everyone and in which nothing is hidden.
The Tea Caddy House was designed by Andrew McAvoy as one of the commissioned Artists with his father James McAvoy as Engineer. It was then built through close collaboration with Reeves Fabrication to represent "Everybody's House" - a concept by Glass Performance.