Narrative Interactions

  • Peter James BaldwinEmail author
Part of the Springer Series in Adaptive Environments book series (SPSADENV)


The 21st Century city, has already been described as a place of simultaneous experience, where the physical infrastructure and public and private narratives of spatial occupation of the past are interwoven, overlapped and augmented with an invisible matrix of digital interactions. Whilst the city, and indeed its individual architectural, components are undeniably places of interaction, it is becoming increasingly evident that this digital matrix, is influencing and informing our behaviours. As such the built environment and our perception of it is increasingly bound to and transformed by the content and nature of these digital interactions. Perhaps the most overt examples of this binding can be found within the field of “Adaptive Architecture” where the interactions described digitally become manifest through the physical adaption. The continuous interaction and digital description forge a parallel narrative for inhabitants of the City. Viewed in light of a number of projects created in the Lincolns School of Architecture and the Built Environment, this chapter seeks to analyse and understand the consequences of Adaptive Architecture that responds to Spatial Narrative.


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With grateful thanks all involved with Studio C and in particular to Abbey Donnelly, Jordan Pegg and Thomas Richardson for their kind permission to reproduce their images.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Lincoln School of Architecture and the Built Environment, University of LincolnLincolnUK

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