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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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The Chinese University of Hong Kong
 



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.





DesignInspire
Hong Kong, 2019
What is this exhibition about, What are you looking at, what is the design elements relevant to this show, we are presenting the research of the CONDITION_LAB at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, a lab within the School o Architecture that (Looks) into social conditions and tries to learn from them and see how existing knowledge can be translated into new design. Without knowing what we have, where we are, we can not speculate about what design should be specially.

The topic of this installation is about the Middle Ground, China's Middle Ground. A place that few have acknowledged, which today lies as a non-discript territory, no man’s land that looks the same to everyone, hidden in this territory lie pockets of abandoned heritage, whole villages that recall a bygone era.

Before proposals and ideas ger-minate you look at a series of hapahazard facts, artifacts and thoughts. This is what this table is a platform of ideas and observations about something we don’t fully understand - something we are trying to digest.



Exhibition Team
Prof. Peter W. Ferretto
WANG Haoran Howard

Special Thanks
Luca Mangili
JIANG Heng
Wu Yi-Jane
Shi Yu



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