In effort to engage the city productively, this seminar and studio sequence explored the formal and programmatic possibilities of invented large-scale metropolitan architecture. In a back-and-forth process with key historic projects, these drawings show a series of design-based scenarios that leverage specific qualities of the city, as well as discover formal possibilities. These drawings are a result of formal and spatial invention.
A catalog of formal possibilities was developed, and projects from the past were looked at and interrogated for what they might have been. For example, one question could be, "What if Superstudio's Continuous Monument had an interior?" The research consisted of megabuilding types like wall buildings, mat buildings, and mound buildings. While the speculations were not supported by any hard evidence, they create coherent and precise graphic arguments, as a formal language was developed throughout these different scenarios.