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.

Frame Proposal #2 – Heating Wall

The proposed frame system is intended to provide heating for any space, provided it can be connected to a source of electricity.

It is a system load-bearing walls that can vary in appearance, depending on the choice of cladding. A thin layer of concrete, various types of tiles, or materials that provide additional function, such as the acoustic panel insulation may be used.


Mechanisms are embedded into the floor and ceiling, our of consideration for health and safety, and for aesthetic reasons.

Support and sliding mechanisms are provided at the top and bottom. Wheels and rails in this system are stronger than in the previous design, as it supports a much heavier load.

Since there is no vertical edge, two panels in this system can be joint together seamlessly.