Tales of Encounters: A Recollection of Unnoticed Voids
Tales of Encounters is a recollection of the unnoticed spaces within Auckland City – fallen into the ordinaries of the everyday, underutilised, and overlooked. Such spaces have been defined as voids in the urban fabric and consider their categorisation between leftover surfaces, pathways, and pockets of space.
Setting the city as a stage with a series of fragmented moments, the architect takes on the role of a curator – collating voids and unfolding their narratives. In transpiring tales through a sequential series of encounters, the reader follows the protagonist and is suspended in the thresholds between storytelling and architectonic realities.
Each site becomes a framework to facilitate a particular spatial narrative theme and program – characterising an architecture of exchange, suspense, mystery, romance, and fantasy. What ensues is a spatial promenade informed by the insertion of a storytelling lens to suggest a new way of encountering banal spaces in the city.