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.


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


Filling the plaster mold with iridescent glass fragments

First layer of casting completed.


Glass fragments with the inserted column


Casting a concrete base


Model displayed in a black box with lighting arrangments