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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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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.




Service Station
Gyeoungju, 2012

Service Station for the Korean Highway

The service station is not a destination but a building that you encounter and visit by necessity.  Traditionally they are pragmatic buildings you seldom remember. Our design creates a building and experience that you remember.

The key concept of the project is to engage and fuse the landscape into the building to create a single homogeneous experience.  Rather than create a building you wish to leave quickly, the design creates a place where you want to stay, where motorist can relax and children enjoy the environment.  A place that ultimately allows motorists to take their mind off the stresses of driving.

Team
Peter W. Ferretto
KIM Hyunsu
CHOI Sungyeol
Marina Kinderland



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