Reconstruct the Missing Narrative: Rethinking Contemporary Chinese Architecture Through Ancient Landscape Paintings
narrative, identity, experience, reclusion, landscape, painting, film
This thesis addresses the issue of lacking self-identity and missing narrative under contemporary Chinese architecture discipline. Using ancient landscape paintings as design source, this project aims to create an environment that provides personal experience and exclusive meaning from a participant’s point of view instead of an omniscient view.
Paintings are selected from different dynasties and artists, but all based on one important cultural theme: Reclusion. Thus, the reconstructed narrative would provide a tranquil environment for inhabitant to have a temporary retreatment from the city life through making, seeking and thinking.
Chen, Taiming and Wu, Yiwei, "Reconstruct the Missing Narrative: Rethinking Contemporary Chinese Architecture Through Ancient Landscape Paintings" (2017). Architecture Senior Theses. 387.
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This thesis was nominated for the 2017 Thesis Prize Jury.
Thesis Advisors: Joseph Godlewski with Lawrence Chua and Gregory Corso