System Stories

Master of Architecture
Semester 2, 2018

Studio leader(s)

Being, in part, a research seminar examining the links between story, space, and architectural image. Examining tools, techniques and precedents, and producing written, scripted, and imaged narratives that interface with a latent and slumbering architectural truth.


System Shock (Sem_01/2016) examined cliches, formal pitfalls and flawed transcription of meaning within generative image-making. System Stories expands this remit to explore problems and underlying inconsistencies in the first and strongest simulative tool; the story.

Students will be guided through selected readings and concept-worlds to unpick latent ideas and assertions in the stories and tall tales spun and woven around the city.


Thursday 4-7