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.

Extreme configurations

As shown by the accompanying animation in the previous post, the movement and rotation of walls enable a number of unexpected scenarios to arise.

The starting scenario is an enclosed, internally segregated home. This is the typology we are most familiar with.

Four other configurations are shown here:

1. In “The inverted home”, typically domestic furniture and objects are exposed to external environments .

2. “The Open Plan” is achieved by sliding internal walls to the exterior.

3. “Mixed Plan” is a combination of centralized and decentralized planning.

4. “The Line” is perhaps the most dramatic and odd configuration, whereby wall pieces combine to form a long barrier.

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