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.

How Does the Computer Interpret Architecture?

When applying new architectural styles onto the surrounding environment, we must first consider what makes up an architectural style, and where to place these stylistic elements. In other words, how does the computer interpret the existing architecture as placeholders for style?

A style is made up of the combination of two elements, Form and Material.

 

 

 

Architectural elements can be understood as:

 

 

 

 

 

Finally, Blending of personal styles occurs by alternating between forms and materials, as defined by the earlier rule.

 

 

For example, Her Materials are applied onto His Forms,

 

Or, His Materials could be applied onto Her Forms.