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.

Extended Brief 2017-18 AA.INTER.ONE

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Providing sacred spaces organised around an appreciation of a single natural element.

These 3 scenes show geometrically simple symmetric enclosures – voids.

In each of the scene, a spotlight of natural light is coming from an opening above and highlighting the figure. That creates a contrast between the figure and a ground, creating a strong focal point.

So, when a visitor enters a large silent space, his eyes are drawn to a single small figure. Strong contrast between figure and the ground creates a monumentalising effect of an object, embodying dignity and strength of a viewer.