Diploma Unit Two. Architectural Association School of Architecture

Tools for Architecture is a research unit based at the Architectural Association in London formed by a team of MArch AA Diploma students and lead by Space Popular directors Lara Lesmes and Fredrik Hellberg.

Definition of trust

Trust is unpredictable and does not operate in a specific way. Trust varies with the situation and the relationship. Trust is something that is highly relevant to contextual factors. In this study, I categorized trust into three part: Origin of trust/ Building of trust/ Collapse of trust.

Origin of trust: Five examples of trust being established between two individuals. Clinking glass is to exchange liquid yo show no poisoning intention. Japanese bow is to trust the other would not chop off their head. Handshake shows no weapon on the hand. Similarity brings trust between two people. Naked bath shows no intention to take advantage of others because they’re totally exposed to the others.

Building trust: The idea of revenge reestablishing trust between two individuals. Two individuals are having their own objects. One is thinking to take the others, but then he thinks the other is revengeful. Therefore the idea of revenge makes two individuals behave and cooperate with each one, which they trust the others will not take advantage of each one.


The collapse of trust: Trust is confidence in one’s expectations. Trust is an assessment of the outcome and assessing how likely things are going. Trust is the blend of our highest hopes and our deepest worries.