Dalston House

July 4th 2013

Dalston House

Dalston House is a new temporary art installation by Leandro Elrich in association with the Barbican Centre. It’s right by Dalston Junction station, a short walk from my house, so my sister and I jaunted down there the other day.

Dalston House
Dalston House

Dalston House
Dalston House

The mind-bending installation is a perfect replica of a period house facade, laid out on the ground with a huge mirror set at a 45-degree angle above it. So when you view it straight on it appears that the house is standing upright on the street. Then of course you can have all sorts of fun with seemingly gravity-defying poses, all from the safety of the ground.

Dalston House
Dalston House
Dalston House
Dalston House
Dalston House
Dalston House
Dalston House
Dalston House

While we were there a newly married couple dropped by for a few shots. Great wedding photos!

Dalston House
Dalston House
Dalston House

The installation will be there until August 4th. You have to queue if you want to play on it as only 6-8 people are allowed at once, so try to go at an off peak time.

Comments (10)

  • Jess

    July 4th 2013 at 11:11 am

    This looks like great fun!

  • Marion

    July 4th 2013 at 2:47 pm

    This looks incredible! And I think I know where this is because every time I take the bus past Dalston Junction I see some mysterious queue–I bet it’s for this. Gonna have to stop by before it closes. Thanks for the post!

  • Shabrina

    July 6th 2013 at 2:45 pm

    omg, holy awesome installation!! I’m freaking wanna try it so bad <3



  • Nat

    July 6th 2013 at 5:51 pm

    Thought you might like this video featuring Dalston. Very funny. x


  • Katie

    July 7th 2013 at 10:02 pm

    Hi Katie

    I’ve just discovered your blog via dotcomgiftshop, and I’m absolutely loving it already! This house is mind-bendingly awesome; I really want to give it a go! Possibly dressed as Spiderman :)

    Looking forward to reading more of your blog

    Katie xxx

  • Vanessa

    July 10th 2013 at 6:28 pm

    That looks like so much fun and you took such creative shots. Love the one where your friend is flying into the door. Will definitely be checking it out.

  • Christina

    July 10th 2013 at 9:46 pm

    I have been reading so much about this and am so desperate to go see it. I used to live that end of town and wish this was still just round the corner so I could pop along when it is quiet.


    July 12th 2013 at 11:52 am

    […] We’d love to visit this gravity defying Dalston House. […]

  • Cate

    July 12th 2013 at 4:51 pm

    Ah I really want to go to this! And it will let me get away with the photos without conquering my fear of heights!

  • Wendy Lee-Warne

    July 31st 2013 at 4:14 pm

    Great photos! Was there the other day and didn’t plan our photo opportunity that well! It was great fun though!

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