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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.



Outreach

The Condition_Lab is open to assist in new projects; support communities in need, help define design solutions and develop fundraising strategies. If you are community with a project in mind, a client who wishes to support a just cause or simply need assistance implementing a good idea, reach out to us and we will endeavor to design an ethically responsible beautiful project. 

Working within the Chinese University of Hong Kong, the Condition_Lab has a team of researchers, architects and students engaged in a range of design and built projects of different scales. Every project is developed in collaboration with local craftsmen using sustainable materials with an emphasis on place, beauty, economy of purpose and dignity.