The thesis will examine historical and contemporary mass media phenomena in relation to architecture, including architecture’s dissemination in popular print media, guerilla publishing of architecture, and subversive mass-produced consumer objects. This line of study references the work of Beatriz Colomina on mass media and architecture, and attempts to apply the ideas to the redevelopment of Auckland city. The study is used to generate a speculative and satirical design project, the fictional architecture and design magazine Good News, featuring the design of a city wall built along the Auckland Council Rural Urban Boundary. Analysis of the project context, both the physical site of Auckland’s periphery suburbs, and the media context of design magazines, provide formal material that is reflected in the design. Using the design language and production aesthetic of the design magazine medium, the material found in site analysis is collaged, juxtaposed and exaggerated into hypothetical building forms, building elements, and materials.