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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 4.2
Seoul, 2011
Vertical Urbanism/
Yongsan, Seoul


This semester’s site is huge. We will be working on the Dream Hub site currently being master planned by Daniel Libeskind and designed by leading international architects. The site sits west of Yongsan station and is currently a rail depot. The semester is divided into 2 phases; phase 1 consists of group work where teams of three students will develop their own master-plan and phase two where individual students will develop a vertical typology building within their master-plan. This project will be run as a joint design studio between Seoul National University and University of Pennsylvania.   



Studio Instructor
Prof. Peter W. Ferretto


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