Intimacies at the Textile District

Reappreciating the Textile District, introducing new energy and revitalize this historically valuable space which will continue to generate memories for future inhabitants/visitors while still retaining some sense of historicity.

Breaking up the current hierarchy

Explorative Model 1

Using the same idea of permeable materials, a circular form is introduced, allowing a more fluid circulation and different ways of entering and exiting the spaces.

Explorative Model 2

This time the circular form is exploded into four quadrants, with each quadrant having a different opacity quality or porosity.

Fabric as a spatial element

Form Development

Circular forms were further explored in conjunction of the four main programs. Workshop Space, Public Space, Retail/Exhibition space and another smaller workshop space. to result in a S-like form that opens up towards the circulation paths that invites access.

Weaving as a wall material

Fabrics/textiles are made out of many threads being woven together. Can the wall a solid surface, be able to emulate the soft qualities of textile by incorporating weaving into the fabrication of walls.

Rejuvenating the textile district

The intervention houses a the different programs with the s-shaped form opening up to the textile district with its many access point. Curtains are also used as a divider to soften the boundaries between the different programsa and circulation paths. Modular furniture made from textile tubes allows visitors to shape their own rest spaces.

Main workshop

This space holds workshops about textile crafts for visitors, it’s openness invites visitors to look in without feeling a sense of apprehension

Retail/exhibition space

The retail/exhibition space allows hobbyists , students or professionals to display their works or products that allow a stronger recognition of local products. Allowing locals to be more invested in the textile industry