Mark Yu-Chen Lien, Cornell AAP, M. Arch I


Frame + Essence

February 23, 2017

In both the academic realm and real world markets, the application of narratives can be an effective technique to communicate the abstract concepts or intentions of space, forms and organization to the common logic and issues of the world that architecture reacts to. For the design process, narratives are effective at visualizing a project’s end usage and its evolution through time. Through the lens of narratives, design becomes more than expressing artistic tastes. It also contextualizes with the richness of the world.
Time and duration are key in framing the narratives in my architectural design both academically and professionally. Architecture is a practice that is not static but in constant flux against the evolution of political, economic, social and technological environments. The constructed realities that architecture produces can be successfully adaptable for the future while remaining physical and clear in the present, if it stems from the logic and framework of time: past(history), present, future and the relationships between them.