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.

Glass Casting – Material Prototype

The casting process of creating a glass column prototype. The entire process took three weeks, from creating a special mold to fire glass to experimenting with iridescent glass.

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Foam model of the fragments to create the negatives of the space.

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Filling the plaster mold with iridescent glass fragments

First layer of casting completed.

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Glass fragments with the inserted column

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Casting a concrete base

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Model displayed in a black box with lighting arrangments