Experimental Textile House

Brackenbury Road

The Experimental Textile House is a project by Patrick Lewis Architects that combines architecture with history and textiles. 5 different textile installations weave their way through the interior of a 4-storey townhouse in West London, to celebrate the lives of a family of drapers who lived in the house over a 100 years ago.

Deepa Panchamia was asked to create a three-dimensional structure that would twist and turn from the top of the house through the master bedroom. Consisting of hundreds of small fragments, the textile installation was made from a range of white translucent fabrics which were cut, stitched and layered together to create an intricate, never-ending structure of interlocking stairways.

The Experimental Textile House was shortlisted for the Architects’ Journal (AJ) Retrofit Awards and was part of Open House London in September 2015 and featured in the World of Interiors Magazine in May 2016.

Images courtesy of Patrick Lewis Architects