Frame + Essence
Frame + Essence
Our issue involves a two-fold discussion on frame and essence. In academia, students are expected to frame their work to fit certain narratives as well as to defend their ideological positions. Concurrently, any academic setting in architecture has a tendency to steer aesthetic and ideological choices towards a homogenized disposition, no matter how genuine the aspirations are for a diverse learning environment.
As such, it becomes paramount to embrace all voices, especially those who are less inclined to speak out against established norms.  What are some of the guiding principles used to frame our narratives and individual ideologies? Is the construction of a narrative meaningful or marketing? Priorities are contingent on the shifting pressures that architects face in the various phases of their architectural careers.  Does the role of the narrative change from academia to practice?
We seek to find common ground in these narratives, what it means to coexist with other evolving voices while pursuing a voice true to ourselves.  When we strip away extravagant words, what is the essence of architecture? Artistic creation, functional living, manipulation of aesthetics, or simply the pure accumulation of capital? The Yale School of Architecture is just a point in the constellation of architecture schools. Using Paprika! as a platform to share just a fragment of these perspectives, we seek to expand on this diversity.
- On the Ground
- Justin Kitsing Lai, Justin K Lai, Yale School of Architecture, M.Arch I
- Kazuyuki Takeda Architects, Tokyo, Japan
- Jane Weng, Jia Weng, Yale School of Architecture, MED
- Mark Yu-Chen, Mark Yu-Chen Lien, Cornell AAP, M. Arch I
- Jeffrey D. Blankenship, Jeffrey D. Blankenship, Ph.D., ASLA, Assist. Prof. of Architectural Studies, Hobart and William Smith Colleges
- Melinda Agron, Melinda Agron, Yale School of Architecture, M. Arch I + M.B.A.
- Ipek Tureli, Ipek Tureli, Ph.D., Assist. Prof. of Architecture, McGill University
- Misha Semenov, Yale School of Architecture, MArch I + M.E.M.
- Hui Rong Liu, Hui Rong Liu, The Cooper Union, B.A.
- Neri&Hu Design and Research Office, Neri&Hu Design and Research Office, Shanghai, China
- Gabriella D’Angelo, Gabriella D’Angelo, Assist. Prof. of Architectural Studies, Hobart and William Smith Colleges
- Sunil Bald, Assoc. Prof.r Adjunct, Yale School of Architecture / Partner, Studio SUMO
- Todd Reisz, Todd Reisz, Daniel Rose Visiting Assist. Prof., Yale School of Architecture
- Erin Hyelin Kim, Erin Hyelin Kim, Yale School of Architecture, M.Arch I
- Thomas Phifer and Partners, Thomas Phifer and Partners, New York, NY
- Dua Office, Dua Office, Jakarta, Indonesia
- Tod Williams and Billie Tsien Architects, Tod Williams and Billie Tsien Architects, New York, NY
- Dhruv Bansal, Dhruv Bansal, Developer, Delhi, India
- Dan Lenander, Dan Lenander, Associate, Kasian Architecture, Vancouver, BC
- CHAT Architects, CHAT Architects, Bangkok, Thailand
- Alexandra Karlsson Napp, Alexandra Karlsson Napp, Yale School of Architecture, M.Arch I
- Shuyi Yin, Shuyi Yin, Yale School of Architecture, M.E.D.
- Abel Feleke, Abel Feleke, University of Western Australia, M.Arch
- On the Ground
- Bowen Chang, Kathryn McConnell, Eyes in the Sky: From State to Civilian Surveillance through Satellite Remote Sensing
- Worst Substances
- 7 things
- Valentines for Dean Berke
- paprika pun?
- serving looks
- and if the park service lasts that long
- after hours
- never alone
- don’t we all?
Published on February 23, 2017