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.

Scenes for different perception

In the first scene, the objects from landscape and the interior are shifted, but the architecture for
the interior remains. The artificial lighting is shinning on the natural landscape, but  furniture
are in a darker space. People cannot really figure out where is the outside and where is the inside
because it is different from what they understand interior and outside from the past experience.

In the second scene, the observer stand in a dark space which is hidden far away from the bright
space. Columns, chairs , desks, sofas, cabinets are hidden inside of the zig-zag wall. The furniture
and the space share the same material. It is hard to recognise the objects we are familiar with
even they are just in front of our eyes.

In the third scene, we are looking from a space which is only consisted with negative volumes.
There are something inside of the wall we can probably recognize as a room or a column. When
we look out of the room, we saw some positive volumes which look like the similar to the negative
volume of the room and the object. We rrecognize the positive form as the negative form. But is this
really the actual negative form inside of the wall or is this the thing that only matches our