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 fabric installations weave their way through the interior of a 4-storey townhouse in West London - celebrating the lives of a family of drapers who lived in the house over a 100 years ago.

Deepa Panchamia made a three-dimensional installation that twisted and turned from the top of the house through to the master bedroom. Consisting of hundreds of small fragments, a range of white translucent fabrics 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.

Images courtesy of Patrick Lewis Architects