H | Residence – Living inside out | in the city

April 22nd, 2016 by admin

rocker-lange architects just finished their project “H | Residence – Living inside out | in the city” an apartment renovation on Hong Kong Island.

H-residence, rocker lange architects, minimalism Hong-Kong, modern apartment renovation with polished concrete flooring, minimal design, living inside out in the city

The H | Residence project is located in an up and coming neighborhood on Hong Kong Island.  Though very much shaped by high-rise buildings of the last three decades, the area has still a decent amount of old walk up buildings, revealing the richness of the city’s urban history. The neighborhoods texture consists of many layers of numerous patterns, colors and materials. The result is a vibrant and intense atmosphere, lively and contrasting, yet at times busy and overwhelming.

H-residence, rocker lange architects, Hong Kong, Minimal interior design, refurbishment of old walk-up building, L-shape kitchen made of Corian, with concrete floor finish

H-residence, rocker-lange architects, axonometric drawing, minimal apartment design Hong Kong, renovation of apartment in old walk-up building

Giving this setting the project of the H | Residence has two main objectives. On one hand the 2-bedroom apartment is meant to provide a calm and neutral living space counter-balancing the cities rich textures. On the other hand the space is suppose to be highly linked to its urban environment blurring the boundaries between the inside and the outside and submerging the residence into the cityscape.

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Located in an old walk up building, the apartment has aspects to all four building sides, linking its interior with its surroundings through black-framed windows looking out to a park, a buzzing street, a back alley and a backyard. To blur the interior with the exterior two large sliding windows replaced the multiple smaller windows in the main north facing outer wall. When opened up they transform the entire living and kitchen space into an urban balcony, giving access to an herb garden that provides the essentials for the owners cooking avocation.

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H-residence, rocker-lange, Hong-Kong, minimal bathroom design with concrete and corian finish

The apartments interior is held in a minimal almost monochrome environment where only furniture pieces and a reflective brass wall set some color dots. The kitchen is made of white Corian resembling a monolithic block. Hanging cupboards are held in a stainless steel finish to enhance the spatial idea. Kitchen counter, vanity and study table all align in height with the adjacent windows, strengthening the relationship to the exterior.  In order to maximize the perception of space and allow for the best lid environment partitions are all made of glass, giving the apartment a loft space atmosphere. Privacy is only given through curtains to essential spaces. The floor finish is a light grey burnished concrete, which enhances the continuity of space. All storage is integrated either into walls or furniture to strengthen the minimal appearance of the apartment.

For more information and photos of the project please visit: http://www.rocker-lange.com/index.php?/workinterior/h–residence/

AD Launch event @ Shenzhen Biennale

December 5th, 2015 by admin

Christian J. Lange will give a presentation of Rocker-Lange’s Shanghai Lilong Tower Urbanism project at the Shenzhen Biennale. The presentation is part of the launch event of the ‘Mass-Cutomised Cities’ issue of AD, guest-edited by Tom Verebes. Presentations & panel discussions taking place on December 7th at 3.30 pm at the Auditorium. Participants include: Donald Bates, Aaron Betsky, David Erdman, Colin Fornier, Holger Kehne, Areti Markopoulou, Tom Verebes & Philip Yuan Feng.

SZ biennale launch of AD Mass Customised Cities, Donald Bates, David Erdman, Colin Fournier, Holger Kehne, Hubert Klumpner, Christian Lange, Areti Markopoulou, Tom Verebes, Philip Yuan Feng

Rocker-Lange Architects featured in the new AD, ‘Mass-Customized Cities’

November 20th, 2015 by admin

Rocker-Lange Architects’s Shanghai Lilong Tower Urbanism project is featured in the latest issue of AD. Guest-edited by Tom Verebes, the issue includes work by Buro Happold, David Clovers, Arup, Gramazio Kohler, Rocker-Lange Architects, Michael Bell, Elena Manferdini, Neil Leach and interviews with Mark Burry and Kenneth Frampton & and many more.

Architectural Design (AD), Rocker Lange Architects, Tom Verebes, Christian J. Lange

Rocker-Lange @ ACADIA 2015

October 13th, 2015 by admin

Rocker Lange’s project “Shanghai Lilong Tower Urbanism” is part of this year’s exhibit at ACADIA 2015 in Cincinatti, Ohio.

ACADIA 2015, Rocker Lange Architects, Christian J Lange

For more information about the conference please visit: http://2015.acadia.org/

Christian J. Lange @ eCAADe 2015

September 12th, 2015 by admin

Christian J. Lange will present his paper entiltled “Shanghai Lilong Tower Urbanism – Towards an Urbanism of Parametric Preservation” at this year’s eCAADe conference in Vienna.

eCAADe 2015, Rocker Lange Architects, Christian J Lange, Shanghai Lilong Tower Urbanism, typological urbanism, adaptable urbanism, Shanghai Architecture

The paper describes a design approach for a new urban building typology for Shanghai utilizing a set of parametric design techniques to arrive at an alternative solution to current models of urbanization. The goal in this approach was to find a solution that is adaptable and sensitive to the urban environment and has the capacity to preserve historic urban street patterns.

Rocker Lange Architects, Christian J Lange, Shanghai Lilong Tower Urbanism, Towards an Urbanism of Parametric Preservation, typological urbanism, adaptable urbanism, adaptable architecture

Shanghai Lilong Towewr Urbanism, Rocker Lange Architects, Christian J Lange, Parametric Urbanism, Typological Urbanism, adaptable architecture, Shanghai Architecture

For more information about the conference please visit: http://info.tuwien.ac.at/ecaade2015/

 

New Urban Adapter Bench in San Francisco

August 13th, 2015 by admin

We recently finished another Urban Adapter bench for a client in San Francisco. The bench is around 3.50m long and oscillates between two major seating conditions. Made of stained and lacquered MDF it serves as an eye-catching focal point within the lobby environment.

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Urban Adapter, sculptural Lobby Bench, Parametric Prototype, Rocker Lange Architects, 100 Van Ness,Christian J. Lange, Urban furniture, digital fabrication, indoor benches, street furniture, sculptural bench, parametric bench, lobby bench

Urban Adapter, Parametric Prototype, Rocker Lange Architects, 100 Van Ness,Christian J. Lange, Urban furniture, digital fabrication, indoor benches, street furniture, sculpture bench,parametric bench

Urban Adapter, Parametric Prototype, Rocker Lange Architects, 100 Van Ness,Christian J. Lange, Urban furniture, digital fabrication, indoor benches, street furniture, sculpture bench, parametric bench

CITIES OF REPETITION – Hong Kong’s Private Housing Estates

July 16th, 2015 by admin

Christian J. Lange of Rocker-Lange Architects and his colleague at the University of Hong Kong Jason F. Carlow are presenting their research work entitled “Cities of Repetition” at the Shanghai Study Centre in Shanghai, China.

Cities of Repetition, Christian J Lange, Hong Kong's Private Housing Estates

2015.7.16-2015.8.9 @ Shanghai Study Centre

The Cities of Repetition exhibition at the Shanghai Study Centre provides a comprehensive graphic documentation and analysis of the ten largest Hong Kong housing estates built by private developers from the late 1960’s through the 2000’s. The original drawings and diagrams in this exhibition illustrate the ultra-dense, mass produced, highly repetitive built environments in which hundreds of thousands of Hong Kong residents live.

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Cities of Repetition, Christian J Lange, Hong Kong's Private Housing Estates, Rocker Lange Architects


Drawings, photographs and models not only display the immense scale of the housing estates within the city, but present the hundreds of similarly planned housing blocks and their subtle differences. A detailed graphical analysis compares statistical information to show how the planning of these massive estates has evolved over the past decades to efficiently conform to building regulations and produce huge profits. The project reveals the spatial realities of living in some of the most densely populated, urban environments ever built.

Cities of Repetition, Christian J Lange, Housing, Hong Kong's Private Housing Estates, Rocker Lange Architects

Cities of Repetition, Hong Kong Architecture of modernism, Private Housing Estates from 1960-2000, Christian J Lange, Hong Kong's Private Housing Estates, Rocker Lange Architects

Exhibitors & Curators:
Christian J. Lange
Jason F. Carlow

Research and Production Team:

Ngan Ching Ying
Jan Henao
Benjamin Hollberg
Low Ee Harn
Cherene Hui
Diamond Chan
Peony Tang
Joel Wong
Garkay Wong
Lisa J Lai

Exhibition Assistant:
Kelsi Su

Organizer:
Shanghai Study Center,
The HKU Faculty of Architecture,
The University of Hong Kong

Special Thanks to
The HKU Faculty of Architecture
The HKU Department of Architecture
Dean Chris Webster
Prof. Weijen Wang
Anderson Lee
Tom Verebes
David Erdman
Carolin Fong
TM System Co. Ltd.

ADDRESS:
Shanghai Study Centre
298, North Suzhou Road, Hongkou District,
Shanghai, China

Cities of Repetition, Hong Kong Architecture of modernism, Private Housing Estates from 1960-2000, Christian J Lange, Rocker Lange Architects

Cities of Repetition, Christian J Lange, Hong Kong's Private Housing Estates, Rocker Lange Architects

Symposium @ AA Shanghai Visiting School

June 25th, 2015 by admin

Christian J. Lange will participate and present recent work in the AA Visiting School symposium in Shanghai. The topic of this year’s symposium is on Cities and Specificities. Speakers include Stefan Al, Jason Carlow, Thomas Daniell, Matias del Campo, Sandra Manninger, David Erdman, Clover Lee, Colin Fournier, Christiane Herr, Hina Jamelle, Ali Rahim, Neil Leach, Neville Mars, Rolando Mendoza, Olivier Otteavere, Gary Page, Su Yunsheng, Philip Vernon, Julien Veyron, Yi Li, Philip Yuan Feng. The evnt will be moderated by Tom Verebes. The event will take place on July 15th at the Shanghai Study Centre.

Christian J Lange, Rocker Lange Architects, AA, AAVS Shanghai Symposium 2015, Cities & Specificities

Rocker Lange @ CAADRIA 2015

May 10th, 2015 by admin

Rocker Lange’s project “Openess & Density Revisited | The Ideal City of Refigured Civic Space” is part of this year’s exhibit at the CAADRIA 2015 conference. The conference will take place from 18-23 May, 2015, at Kyungpook National University, Daegu, South Korea.

CAADRIA 2015, Rocker Lange Architects, Christian J Lange

 

 

Rocker-Lange @ ACADIA 2014

October 13th, 2014 by admin

Rocker Lange’s project “Openess & Density Revisited | The Ideal City of Refigured Civic Space” is part of this year’s exhibit at ACADIA 2014 in Los Angeles.

ACADIA 2014, Rocker Lange Architects, Christian J Lange

For more information about the conference please visit: http://2014.acadia.org/