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.

Material and formal explorations

The following material and formal explorations were created upon an interest in the amount of control one can have over a material. The form of the host is rigid and controlled (conventional), whereas the form of the guest has a certain degree of a lack of control (unconventional, organic).

Host Building Blocks


Nylon and Resin Experiments


Syringed Plaster on metal wires


Plaster on Perspex rods
Before and after adding plaster


Combining plaster with Resin nylon




Plaster on perspex rods growing out of metal