Diploma Unit Two. Architectural Association School of Architecture

Tools for Architecture is a research unit based at the Architectural Association in London formed by a team of MArch AA Diploma students and lead by Space Popular directors Lara Lesmes and Fredrik Hellberg.

Islands of themes to create the Building System

These islands are topics to explore to create the experience of Weightlessness the the Disconnection to Reality. The Island of Placebo looks at how to create the impression of the effect, not through illusion as it is something that affects the user time after time. The Island of Weightlessness focuses on materiality and ways of making it seemingly lack gravity. The Island of Motion studies the impression of flying and falling, exploding and fragmenting.


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In the Experience map the illustration shows the effect and experience to be achieved and the rendered model illustrates the method in doing so.


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