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Condition_Lab is a Design Research Laboratory based within the School of Architecture at CUHK. Established in 2018, our primary focus is to improve people’s lives through design.

The Lab’s research resolves around designing socially responsible architectural prototypes. By working hand-in-hand with local partners on real sites, our aim is to develop projects that foster a better sense of community. The prototype acts as a vessel to generate new knowledge about how people inhabit their environment.

Our philosophy revolves around the paradox embedded into the word “condition”, as a noun it refers to a context, a circumstance, or a situation, while as a verb it implies change - to condition something based on an original state.




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Condition_Lab is a Design Research Laboratory based within the School of Architecture at CUHK. Established in 2018, our primary focus is to improve people’s lives through design.

The Lab’s research resolves around designing socially responsible architectural prototypes. By working hand-in-hand with local partners on real sites, our aim is to develop projects that foster a better sense of community. The prototype acts as a vessel to generate new knowledge about how people inhabit their environment.




Adapting Villages 
Hong Kong, 2019
International Workshop on Rural Development


ADAPT
Make something suitable for a new use or purpose; modify or become adjusted to new conditions.

TRANSFORMATIONS
Rural villages are changing at an unprecedented rate, the notion of the rural condition is today rife with preconceived ideas that have little in common with actual everyday countryside life.  This workshop is interested in exploring “actual” rural conditions, to expose examples of villages that are changing and understand how and why they transform.  We wish to expose how villages adapt and calibrate.


TALKS
The workshop is structured over two days, the first day is dedicated to talks, where 12 international experts, academics and professionals will present positions based on first-hand experience.  Each talk will fall into three categories: Heritage / Modernization, Economics / Sustainability, and Community / Society.




Speakers
Shin Egashira
ZHOU Zhengxu (周政旭)
John Lin C.H. (林君翰)
CAI Ling (蔡凌)
CHEN Haoru (陳浩如)
ZHU Jingxiang (朱競翔)
LAM Tat (林達)
MA Kit Yi Maggie (馬潔怡)
Ben Stringer
Mariana Ordóñez Grajales
& Jesica Amescua mescua
Project Little Dream
LU Jiansong (盧健松)
CHENG Jingru Cyan(程婧如)
Peter W. Ferretto

Support
Institute of Environment, Energy and Sustainability (IEES),
The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Organizer
Prof. Peter W. Ferretto
Prof. CAI Ling

Assistant
LAM Man Yan Milly
LIU Ziwei Paula



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