INTER.ONE Tools for Architecture

Tools for Architecture is a research unit based at the Architectural Association in London formed by a team of architecture undergraduate students and lead by Space Popular directors Lara Lesmes and Fredrik Hellberg. Work at TFA aims to develop new experience driven design methods.

Extended Brief 2017-18 AA.INTER.ONE

Click here to reach the full brief for the year ahead

Challenging Conventional Ownership

Issues of ownership become problematic to define when the proposed dynamic moving wall system is applied to the scale of the community.

When architecture is in constant flux, ownership can no longer be defined by the terms we are familiar with.

Perhaps ownership would be defined by the number of walls you have control over, and by the length of time you have, rather than in terms of the land they occupy.

Scenario 1: individual dwellings. Private and public spaces are clearly demarcated. 20170228_4-homes-01-separate

Scenario 2: Partially private with semi-private shared quarters. The middle is accessible to the larger public, functioning perhaps as circulation path. 20170228_4-homes-04

Scenario 3: Centralized common facilities with private quarters in the periphery. The complex is walled off, marking it as private property. 20170228_4-homes-02-centralized-1---Copy

Scenario 4: Perhaps the most compact way to arrange these dwellings. The privacy of one space depends on the behaviour of adjacent walls.