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Meet the Designers: Lara Lesmes and Fredrik Hellberg from Space Popular on ‘The Glass Chain’ and Sto Ventec Glass.

Discover more about the concept and design processes behind ‘The Glass Chain’, a recent body of work by London based architects Space Popular, commissioned and exhibited at Sto Werkstatt.

Lara and Fredrik’s brief was to redefine the limitations of glass as a building material, and their interpretation offered new perspectives on glass in architecture, connecting imagined utopias of early German modernism with virtual reality experiences being designed today.

“we are working with glass as a material which needs to have content, and you are looking at the content in the glass very similarly to how we look at our screens on our phones” describes Lara Lesmes. “We were specifically interested in digital printing which can almost be seen as a virtual layer burnt into a 2 Dimensional surface. So, the building that we created is essentially a virtual building that exists really only in the virtual realm” continues Fredrik Hellberg.