Machina is a multigenerational housing project which throws into question the functionality and routine of co-living. The project focuses on a storyteller user type: writers, filmmakers, journalists, etc. By focusing on the story teller, the building focuses on 2 central form organizers, the stair and the fire. The stair is inherently entwined in the narrative of film and becomes a sort of visual connectivity between spaces to allow for a voyeuristic quality. The units become separate from this and begin to provide maximum privacy and individuality while maintaining small glimpses of shared visuals between children’s spaces. While the units maintain their rigidity, the circulation and shared spaces become playful elements unraveling and stepping away from the constraints. These work as almost an armature of sorts where the unit becomes reason and the lightness and translucency of the shared and circulation render it the folly and playfulness, with not only the lightness, but with the introduction of the curve that breaks away from the mundanity. All the while these pipes that run along the building start to operate the whole structure as a machine. While we are digressing from traditional housing and structuring it more socialist and routine-like, the building, spaces, and program must begin to speak towards this new typology being created.