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Tools for Architecture's website is now live and full of students work from Intermediate Unit One directed by Space Popular's Lara Lesmes and Fredrik Hellberg


Space Popular's Lara Lesmes and Fredrik Hellberg will be presenting at the upcoming "[UN]TIMELY AESTHETICS" conference in Innsbruck next month organised by the IARC (Independent Architecture Research Colloquia) of the University of Architecture of Innsbruck.

2016-09-27 - London
Lara Lesmes and Fredrik Hellberg presents the coming year of INTER.ONE - Tools for Architecture to prospective students at the Intermediate presentations on the 27th of September 2017. More information at http://www.aaschool.ac.uk/STUDY/UNDERGRADUATE/?name=int1

2017-02-32 - LONDON, Architectural Association
Lesems & Hellberg participated in a student initiated panel discussion at the Architectural Association  on the future of VR/AR in architecture. 

2016-11-11 - LONDON, Architectural Association
Space Popular founders gives interview for AA CONVERSATIONS about their new intermediate unit at the Architectural Association 

2016-09-27 - LONDON

Staring in October 2016 Space Popular founders Lara Lesmes and Fredrik Hellberg will be directin an intermediate unit at the Architectural Association in London. Here seen wrapping up their presentation of the year ahead during the AA intermediate presentations. Photo by Valerie Bennett

2016-09-20 - LONDON
Full brief for Intermediate unit One at the Architectural Association School of Architecture in London directed by Lara Lesmes and Fredrik Hellberg

2016-05-29 - BANGKOK
A compilation of work from Space Popular founders Lara Lesmes & Fredrik Hellberg's architecture students from 2011 until 2016 at INDA in Bangkok. 

Interview with Space Popular's Lara Lesmes and Fredrik Hellberg available soon on: http://www.reorientxpress.com/ (together with many other amazing interviews) "REORIENTXPRESS is self-initiated project of informal interviews. It is developed by Antonio Bernacchi and Alicia Lazzaroni, two Italian architects, along a journey by land from South-East Asia to Europe. The project aims to collect, through a consciously unfocused drift, a snap shot of Asia's transformations self-consciousness." Thank you so much Antonio and Alicia!


Space Popular unveiled their UK debut, “The Glass Chain”, a unique installation for Sto Werkstatt’s gallery space in Clerkenwell that explores an alternative future for glass in architecture, inspired by the legacy of The Glass Chain.

2017-01-26 - DEZEEN.COM
Infinity Spa in Bangkok designed by Space Popular featured on Dezeen. 

2016-12-12 - BAUNETZ.DE
Space Popular was interviewed by BauNetz.de and featured in their shortlist for architects to look out for in 2017. Full magazine can be downloaded here.  

2016-10-23 - LONDON
Two weeks ago Space Popular founders Lara Lesmes and Fredrik gave an evening lecture at the Architectural Association in London as part of the "What's Next" lecture series organized by Manijeh Verghese. AA tutor and founder of Elsewhere, John Ng introducing. Follow the link to the recording.

2016-10-01 - LONDON

Space Popular founders Lara Lesmes and Fredrik Hellberg will give a lecture at the Architectural Association at 6.30pm on Monday the 10th of October. Open and free for all.  


2016 - Skellefteå Culture Center

Space Popular took part in a competition for the design of a new culture center in Skellefteå in norhter Sweden. Competition link

2016-07-20 - Bangkok
About a year ago SPOP founders Lara Lesmes and Fredrik Hellberg gave an interview for REORIENTXPRESS.com (Antonio Bernacchi & Alicia Lazzaroni) on the following topics: CURATING THE INFRASTRUCTURE, META-REALITIES, VIRTUAL SEMIOTICS and EXPERIENCING LANGUAGE. All four sections of the interview and countless other interesting interviews are available at www.reorientxpress.com 

"REORIENTXPRESS is a journey of dialogues with designers and other actors involved in the process of transformations of the Asian physical environment. It is an itinerant project across South and East Asia to implement interdisciplinary debate about the changes driven by globalization and by the increasing struggle to support perpetual growth, at a turning point after modernism and its full deconstruction. The dialogues concentrate on specific themes that are key in the 'urban age', focusing on dichotomies of concepts that usually reveal different approaches between East and West. Putting them on equal footing, the project tries to reconsider frozen positions and envision potential future scenarios. Through the collection of a series of fragments and their retrospective interpretation, it aims to give a ‘holistic view’ to approach this critical moment in urban dynamics. The collective transnational debate aims to document and put together a sort of expanded self-consciousness on the nature and state, speed and scale of these deep changes."

Fredrik Hellberg,
Oct 16, 2016, 11:16 AM