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.


The scientific study of language is a way of thinking or the foundation for tool making.

Connection is signified; meaning the exact subject being constructed in someone else’s mind.

Communication is ‘signifier’; meaning the way we describe the subject based on our own perspective, therefore appear as something else in someone else’s mind.


Metacode is ‘myth’; meaning the way we communicate can no longer form connection, therefore, we invent a new way of communication. A new tool.