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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.




U3
Hong Kong, 2014
Modus Operandi:  


Our studio will work with a set of rules which are called “Mo-
dus-Operandi” literally way of working in Latin. Th ese rules are not simply protocols to follow but should be seen as the grammar that defi nes the way you design. To understand the term think of the analogy of writing; when you write an essay words have to be assem-bled with certain syntax to make sense, through grammar words can create poetry. Th ese rules defi ne our grammar, and only through this grammar we are able to communicate our ideas to others and ultimately express our concepts and thoughts.


︎︎︎ Studio Brief


Studio Instructor
Prof. Peter W. Ferretto 


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