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.

NARRATIVE

 

As soon as the crane tower was placed, it was used as a concentrated solar power plant tower for 35 years.

 

Builders organised an informal settlement getting denser every year.

 

As the technology developed throughout the time, the demand for copper increased. Copper remained one of the worlds’ irreplaceable minerals, which lead to the dramatic increase of its price. High concentrations of copper could be found in lateritic soil and the dome became the storage for mining vehicles.

 

After excavating all of the copper, miners left, leaving old trucks. People started breaking in, fixing and modifying those vehicles and organised the off-road racing competition.

 

A large part of the world started swapping to renewable energy and humanity’s capability of storing energy became critical. Luckily, the technology of super-efficient batteries was invented. The dome turned into a battery factory, fulfilling the needs of an increasing and more gadget-hungry global population.

 

Lateritic soil is ideal not only for ramming but also for the cultivation of export products such as coffee. Coffee was grown outside and was processed inside the dome.

 

A combination of effects, resulting from higher temperatures and shifting rainfall patterns, made the land unsuitable for its production. The dome turned into an ecological debating chamber, where a lot of important solutions were found and after, the dome evolved into a parliament.

 

After holding several debates and assemblies, the space transformed into knowledge achieve.

 

After 100 years of the construction process, the dome had a long history and finally became a pure Monument.