The topic of the research is the effectiveness of possible architectural design methods and tools when related to fragile contexts.
How can design face fragile contexts complexity without reducing it?
How does contemporary design face these contexts?
What are the effective design knowledge traces that instruct the modification process?
What uses, forms and effects of narrative in the architectural project?
What potentialities and limits of narrative in the architectural project today?
The research approach relates to negotiating and understanding spatial design by means of process-oriented narratives. The aim is to define a design methodological perspective to face the fragile context regeneration.
Keywords: Narrative, Tentative design, Fragile contexts