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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.




SNU DAAE 3.2
Seoul, 2012
Vertical Museum


All over the world major museums have bowed to the influence of Disney and become theme parks in their own right. The past, whether Renaissance Italy or ancient Egypt, is reassimi-lated and homogenized into its most digestible form. Desperate for the new, but disappointed with anything but the familiar, we recolonize the past and future. The same trend can be seen in personal relationships, in the way people are expected to package themselves, their emo-tions and sexuality in attractive and instantly appealing forms.

J. G. BALLARD

The brief of the semester is to design a Vertical Museum in Hong Kong. The semester will be divided into three parts. In the fi rst part you will produce a publication, which we will take and present in HK analyzing the two words of the studio: Vertical/Museum. The second part will be the fi eld trip to HK for 5 days where we will analyze and investigate a given site. In the fi nal part of the semester we will focus on design indi-vidual projects.



Studio Instructor
Prof. Peter W. Ferretto 


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