Conditions allow us to challenge unquestioned assumptions, to cultivate a disposition of looking at things for what they “really” are. “Condition” is an everyday word, 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.
The Condition_Lab is a Design Research laboratory led by Associate Professor Peter W. Ferretto, based within the School of Architecture at CUHK. We believe that design has the power to improve people’s lives. By working with real situations, observing, listing and most importantly establishing a process of empathy with the community, we wish to design projects that can enable a better future.