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

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Building System Fabrication

The stereotomic building system is fabricated in three different methods, each dependent on each other.

 

Method 1: CNC Milling

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The first step is to create a positive element from which to derive the other material versions. Through CNC milling, one can use various types of material, ranging in weight and density.

Method 2: Casting

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From the positive element, a mould can be produced in order to use cast materials, such as plastics or glass.

Method 3: Sheet pressing

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To facilitate elements that can be hollow as to incorporate fillings of varying sorts, the positive element can be used as a form template for pressing sheet materials onto it. Materials used can be metallic in nature, but structural plastics such as FRP (Fibre Reinforced Plastic) can be utilised.