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.

Describring Three-Dimensional Porosity


The experience taking place in these scenes is based on the fragmentation of space in a way which makes the entirety of the three-dimensional area surrounding the user inhabitable. The varying thicknesses and densities of the systems generate specific points of activity and focus. An introduction of different elements that allow for circulation through varying thresholds makes interaction become a central characteristic of the structures.



Inhabiting the somewhat segregated but still unified environment generated by spatial framing provokes a feeling of excitement over the need to firstly, virtually inhabit the different thresholds at a distance, and secondly, constantly decide between seemingly never-ending possibilities of movement at all dimensions. The user is also confronted with the feeling of inquisitiveness and curiosity over the evolution of the differing volumes.