This thesis investigates the potential of narrative as a design generator and illustrates ways of extracting narratives from architecture through themed analyses of the proposed scheme. Discussions of cinematic and literary space — media traditionally dominated by narrative construction — augment discussions of architecture. The site, in both its formal and programmatic history, is discussed as the primary generator of both programme and form for the Narrative Factory. A critical stance is taken in order to respond to the material legacy of apartheid, which, it is argued, is a latent quality of much of Pretoria’s urban fabric. The use of lost space is discussed as points of departure from which to approach this legacy. Video: http://vimeo.com/81337714
Dissertation (MArch Prof)--University of Pretoria, 2014.