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.



The perimeter of a building is different from the space inside, giving a sense of enigma.

Visitors enter the space and walk through long wiggly pathways and then enter the forest of columns. Repetition creates a visual echo and a feeling of endlessness.

Users are going through the narrow corridor and find themselves in a small room. The experience is stimulated when moving from a small space to a suddenly large one. This stimulation provides a sense of expansion (or awe).

When entering, they only see a single small object at the centre of the space, creating a sense of monumentality.