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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.




Home
Seoul, 2011
Group Exhibition on the theme of Home
ome relates to belonging and returning. Home is a paradox: when you are at home you long to escape, and when you are separated from home you yearn to return. Home lies between these constantly changing conditions of desire and aversion.

As opposed to a house, a home is not physical, it is metaphysical entity; it condenses feelings of home through metaphors and associations. Home is a state of mind, some people find home comfortable while others can’t bear it.

Home has always related to discovering and searching, wondering and dreaming; a moving process, that is very independent and embodies a pursuit of knowledge. All too often home is understood as a static, rooted and permanent idea, like a building, where mass and physicality are unquestionable. Such rigid readings have always made me uncomfortable: they equate presence as the sole existence of “home” and disregard the oneric and poetic, the ever changing, volatile, moving and mutating “home”.


First Prize
Busan Opera House International Competition


Team
Peter W. Ferretto
PYUN Heeyoung 
KIM Young Rock


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