Space Popular is an art and architecture studio that explores the future of spatial experience through research, design, and artworks. The studio is directed by Lara Lesmes and Fredrik Hellberg.


We are rebuilding our website, it will be up again shortly! In the meantime here is an archive of selected press and interviews if you are interested.

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VMSPACE - 2023-04-13

On Virtual Space, Architecture, and Publicity: ‘Space Popular: Search History’

Yaelim Youn

Dezeen - 2023-01-06

Space Popular reinterprets Aldo Rossi's architectural theories for the metaverse

Amy Frearson

ArchDaily - 2023-01-16

Space Popular Adapts Aldo Rossi’s Concepts of Urbanism to the Virtual Realms of the Metaverse

Maria-Cristina Florian

Baumeister - 2023-01-04


Von Ute Strimmer

Stirworld - 2022-12-09

Space Popular: Search History' is the fifth edition of MAXII’s 'Studio Visit' series

Aaryaa Joshi

Wallpaper - 2022-12-08

Alcantara and Maxxi present Space Popular’s ‘Search History’, exploring the work of Aldo Rossi

Martha Elliott

Interni Magazine - 2022-11-19

Space Popular Revisits Aldo Rossi

Claudia Foresti

Architonic - 2022-09-26

‘Surfaces define our visual experience of space and experience of place’: Space Popular

Simon Keane-Cowell

Interni Magazine - 2022-08-22

Space Popular: the Portal Galleries in London

Claudia Foresti

The Guardian - 2022-07-08

‘Portals will be as important as the car’: the architects exploring gateways to new dimensions

Oliver Wainwright

Frame Magazine - 2022-07-15

Virtual Reality Gets A Tactile Counterpart At A Phygital Space Popular Exhibition

Lauren Grace Morris

RIBAj - 2022-07-11

Gateways to other worlds

Pamela Buxton

Design Unlimited - 2022-07-10

Blending physical space with the virtual: Space Popular

Liana Kuyumcuyan

AZURE Magazine - 2022-06-27

A London Exhibition Considers the Role of Portals in Virtual Reality — and IRL

Drew Zeiba

Frame Magazine - 2022-06-08

This Immersive Film Explores How The Metaverse Will Shape Our Domestic Lives

Kayla Dowling

Interni Magazine - 2022-06-07

Space Popular: How Will we Live?

Elisa Massoni

StirWorld - 2022-06-07

Space Popular’s film ‘The Global Home’ merges homes with immersive internet

Zohra Khan

On Design Podcast - 2022-03-15

Fredrik Hellberg on Space Popular and the Metaverse

Justyna Green

Scaffold Podcast - 2022-02-11

Episode 58: Space Popular 

Matthew Blunderfield

Dezeen - 2021-11-08

Space Popular sets out its vision for digital portals made of virtual textiles

Marcus Fairs

Dezeen - 2021-11-08

Ten projects involving colourful textiles designed by Space Popular

Lizzie Crook

L’Architecture d’Aujourd’hui - 2021-09-20

Brick Vault House, From Standardisation To Craftsmanship

Léa Balmy

Revista PLOT - 2021-05-04

The Timber Hearth

Florencia Medina

Art4D - 2021-05-03

Infinity Wellbeing

Pratchayapol Lertwicha

Azure Magazine - 2021-04-29

How London’s Space Popular Mines Architecture’s Potential — Both IRL and URL

Drew Zeiba

ArchDaily - 2021-03-04

Infinity Wellbeing Spa Bangkok / Space Popular

Paula Pintos


Space Popular gives Bangkok a new spa treatment

Rachel Lee-Leong

Wallpaper - 2020-12-18

Space Popular’s Bangkok spa blends luxury and tranquillity

Clare Dowd

Frame Magazine - 2020-11-17

Why do virtual spaces always mimic the real world? (Hint: it’s not because designers are lazy)

Tracey Ingram

Dezeen - 2020-11-13

Space Popular uses green tones throughout Infinity Wellbeing spa in Bangkok

Natasha Levy 

Stir World - 2020-11-05

An architectural conference in VR by Space Popular reflects virtual togetherness

Zohra Khan

Dezeen - 2020-11-03

Space Popular designs world's first VR architecture conference as alternative to "boring" Zoom talks 

Marcus Fairs

Revista PLOT - 2020-09-08

Brick Vault House

Florencia Medina

Elle Decor - 2020-05-06

A Seaside Home in Valencia That’s Easy to Assemble Without Breaking the Bank

Elisa Zagaria

Metropolis Magazine - 2020-04-12

New Talent: Space Popular Mines the Distant Past and Imminent Future

Alice Bucknell

Dezeen - 2020-04-20

Swapping video calls for VR will change our homes forever says Space Popular

Amy Frearson

Dezeen 2020-04-11

Space Popular launches virtual reality art gallery

India Block

ArchDaily - 2020-04-09

Brick Vault House / Space Popular

Paula Pintos

Architectural Record - 2020-04-04

Design Vanguard 2020: Space Popular

Miriam Sitz

Stir World - 2020-03-28

Space Popular explores the evolution of architectural styles at RIBA, London

Zohra Khan 

Metropolis - 2020-03-11

From the Printing Press to Pinterest, Surveying Mass Media’s Influence on Architecture

Jason Sayer

Stir World - 2020-03-11

Green steel grid embraces the Brick Vault House by Space Popular in Valencia, Spain

Zohra Khan 

Architects' Journal - 2020-03-10

Space Popular completes Spanish space-frame prototype house

Fran Williams

Dezeen - 2020-03-09

Space Popular presents six projects that challenge the physical and virtual future of architecture

Amy Frearson

The Architects Newspaper - 2020-03-05

Space Popular showcases 500 years of architectural media at RIBA with VR

Drew Zeiba

RIBAj - 2020-03-03

The media: architecture’s influential friend

Pamela Buxton

Dezeen - 2020-03-01

Space Popular's Brick Vault House slots into slender green grid

Lizzie Crook 

Wallpaper - 2020-02-27

RIBA explores architectural adventures in mass media

Clare Dowdy

The Guardian - 2020-02-27

Know what an ogee is? Architecture translated for the TikTok age

Oliver Wainwright

ICON - 2020-02-27

Freestyle and Forms of Industry: two new exhibitions open at RIBA

Peter Smisek

Architectural Digest - 2020-02-27

500 Years of Architectural Styles Come to Life at RIBA

Hongmiao Shi

DesignBoom - 2020-02-25

Space Popular Forms Valencia's Brick Vault House With A Modular, Bright Green Grid

Juliana Neira

AN Interior - 2020-02-25

Power to the Grid

Jason Sayer

The Guardian - 2020-02-19

Half house, half tent: the startling Spanish villa that breaks all the rules

Oliver Wainwright

Maja Eesti Arhitektuuri Ajakiri - 2020-01-15

An Interview With Avatars

Johan Tali

Stir World - 2020-01-11

Space Popular's 'Gate of Bright Lights' in Seoul is a portal into the digital future

Zohra Khan 

Dezeen - 2019-11-26

Gate of Bright Lights by Space Popular is a portal to a digital world

India Block

Wallpaper - 2019-11-07

Architects explore urbanism, heritage and power at Deoksugung Palace in Seoul

Harriet Thorpe

Elle Decor - 2019-10-03

Space Popular: The Architects Designing An Internet To Inhabit

Salvatore Peluso

Metropolis - 2018-11-19

This Kaleidoscopic Exhibition Explores How Augmented Reality Will Alter Buildings, IRL and via URL

George Kafka

Domus - 2018-10-08

Value in the virtual. Designing the unbuilt

Giovanni Comoglio

The Architects Newspaper - 2018-09-19

Augmented environments come alive in a riotous exhibition in Stockholm

Björn Ehrlemark 

ArchDaily - 2018-06-21

This Concept Uses a Pre-Fabricated Timber System to Enable Modern, Self-Built Homes

Jack McManus

Frame Magazine - 2018-05-24

How design is responding to wellness trends

Jane Szita

INDESIGNLIVE - 2018-04-12

Can glass be a window to a virtual world?

Rebecca Gross

Frame Magazine - 2018-01-13

New technologies redefine glass in Space Popular installation

Leina Godin

ArchDaily - 2017-11-13

Architecture Is Moving Into a Realm Where History Plays as Much a Part as Medium

Timothy Brittain-Catlin

ArchDaily - 2017-09-17

Space Popular Reignite the Concerns of "The Glass Chain" Letters By Way of Virtual Reality

AD Editorial Team

Architectural Digest India - 2017-07-20

Here’s what living inside a kaleidoscopic glass house looks like

Vilani Senthamil

RIBAj - 2017-07-17

Come inside the kaleidoscope

Pamela Buxton

Dezeen - 2017-01-26

Turquoise paintwork and wire-frame furniture enliven Bangkok spa by Space Popular

Jessica Mairs