This novel foregrounds architecture into storytelling. Natalie, an architect, describes the city of Berlin governed by algorithms where human participation is rewarded with creature comforts as well as ecstatic experiences. She and her friend Winter, a daring software programmer, begin to have doubts about how to direct their own lives amidst these accelerating control mechanisms. They start to dissect their digital and physical realities and, eventually, Winter resolves to test these limits no matter the cost. Along the way, they encounter humans, software, and architecture that challenge their perspectives and the stability of the world they live in.