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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.




Prime Minister
Sejong, 2011

New Korean Prime-minister Residence

The Prime Minister’s residence is subject to a challenging architectural dilemma. On the one hand the house must allow for a very public interaction whilst at the same time it has to tolerate a more contained private life.

These divergent demands are resolved by two overlapping design concepts. A floating house and a balanced landscape; both notions originating from an interpreted view of the traditional Korean house, where land and house do not compete, but retain their unique identity and coexist as different.


Team
Peter W. Ferretto
KIM Hyunsu
KIM Taeho
KIM Young Rock



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