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.

Building System Assembly

The building system is assembled through stereotomy, a construction method that relies on nothing other than sheer compressive strength.

With physical models (here as illustrations), I tested various edge conditions where the edge was either flush, or employed an irregular geometry to create locks. Ultimately, the best result was garnered from a wave form joint.

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