Carole Asfour-Lin grew up in Beirut
and Paris. After starting art studies
at MICA in Baltimore, she moved to
architecture, getting a Bachelor from
Cornell University and Masters from
She moved to Germany in 1994 where she first worked for J.P. Kleihues & Bolles & Wilson Architects.
Her international exposure at a personal and educational level was further enriched by encountering her now husband Michael Lin, an architect practicing in both Germany and Taiwan with whom she shares her passion for music, art, culture, traveling and architecture. They also collaborated in different projects like House Flora, Taiwan.
In her independent practice since 2005, she has focused on residential projects, both new constructions and renovations (most of which under historic preservations). With a keen attention to the existing poetic of place, she seeks to respect and highlight it while contaminating it with (the needs of) 21st c. way of life.
The aim is providing a set-up that is spatially generous and flexible, interesting in its organization and providing rich programmatic interconnections, layering and multiplicity of ( internal and external) views.
The sculptural articulation of walls, volumetric dividers/connectors, furniture and spatial unraveling is a core interest. Equally important are subtle and interesting material Palettes and providing a feeling of well-being.
To that effect, a clear and consistent strategy from concept down to the to finest details is key.