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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.




M1
Hong Kong, 2015
Rehabilitation Neighbourhood:
The Healing of the Ailing Human Being  


The objective of the studio is to design 10 different forms of rehabilitation centres, each responding to a specific ailment and associated therapy, i.e. physical or addiction rehabilitation, to collectively form a complex or communal neighborhood of healing.

The site will be on a brownfield site in Guangzhou, China, where the students will have to adapt and liaise with existing structures. The centre’s surface area will depend on the selected form of therapy but between 5,000 – 10,000 sqm. 

The course will pursues the development of the project as the material consequence of a spatial idea, by experimenting and verifying the project itself through models on a large scale and using different materials.


︎︎︎ Studio Brief


Studio Instructor
Prof. Peter W. Ferretto

Collaboration
UAL Studio, Guangzhou University



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