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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.



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2021

JUNE

Research
Future Project Awards 2021
Residential Category
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MAY

Research
Lecture at Architects Henley Halebrown
“Dialogues -  Architecture of Conditions” by Peter W. Ferretto


Research
Making Place in the Greater Bay Area International Symposium
Peter W. Ferretto as Sessions Speaker 
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MARCH

Research

CUHK Social Innovation
Sustainable Konwledge Transfer Project Fund (S-KPF)

Research Grant Awardee 
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FEBRUARY

Research
Peter Blundell Jones Memorial Lecture Series 2021
The University of Sheffield, School of Architecture 

“An Architecure of Condition: Research, Teaching and Design” by Peter W. Ferretto
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Research
Lecture at Kingston University London
Lecture by Peter W. Ferretto


JANUARY

Research
Seoul Biennale of Architecture and Urbanism 2021
Selected Project 
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2020

DECEMBER

Research
Taipei International Design Award
Judges’ Special Award, Public Space Design Category 
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SEPTEMBER

Teaching
New Design Studio: Condition/Hong Kong Villages
School of Architecture, CUHK 
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JULY


Research
Research Excellence Award 2019-2020
Faculty of Social Science, CUHK

Teaching 
Final Thesis Reviews
Seoul National University



JUNE

Research
General Research Fund GRF
Living Heritage: Preservation Strategies for China’s Middle Ground
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MAY

Research
Direct Grant
Village Incubators: A New School Model for the Rural Minority Communities of Northern Dong, in Southern China.
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Teaching
Elective Final Presentation
The Beauty of Everyday Buildings: An Atlas of the Middle Ground Condition



APRIL

Research
Knowledge Transfer Fund
Living Heritage: Transforming Hong Kong's Abandoned Village into Cultural Destinations
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Prototype
Pingtan Primary School Library
Hunan, 3 Story building
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Teaching
Final Thesis Reviews
National University Singapore



FEBRUARY

Research
The Journal of Architecture
Village Prototypes: A Survival Strategy for Chinese Minority Rural Villages   
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2019

DECEMBER

Research
World Architecture Festival 2019/  Book House
Catagory Winner: Completed Buildings: Civic and Community
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Research
DFAA Design for Asia Award/  Book House
Bronze Award
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Research
DesignInspire 2019
5-7 Dec
HKECC, Wai Chai
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SEPTEMBER

Research             
General Research Fund GRF
House Mutations: Prototype Solutions for a Prefabricated
Self-build Timber House in Rural China

Research
Seoul Biennale of Architecture and Urbanism 2019
Exhibition: Global Studio Sept-Nov, 2019, Seoul, South Korea



AUGUST

Research
WA Award 31th Cycle/ Book House
Realised Category
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JUNE

Publication
Being Hong Kong 2019 Summer Issue
Glances of Perplexity    
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Research
SEED Grant(RSFS)
The Village Question: Strategies for a Sustainable Development of China's Dong Minority Rural Village
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Research
Direct Grant
Rural Prototypes: Redefining a New Material Consciousness for Chinese Hakka Villages
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MAY

Conference
Adapting Villages 2019 International Workshop
6-7 May, CUHK 
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Teaching
Final Thesis Reviews, CUHK 
WONG Yuk Tsin Bery, CHEUNG Kat Fu Eric, LIN Hui Kevin
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MARCH

Research
4th I.CARE Book Festival
Book Talk
25 Mar, CUHK
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FEBRUARY

Research
TEDx Lingnan University: Dauntless
Condition/ Book
23 Feb, Tuen Mun
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JANUARY

Research
Memorandum of Uderstanding
The Chinese University of Hong Kong & Guangzhou University
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