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

Friday, November 20th, 2015

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.

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Christian J. Lange will present RLA’s work in the booklaunch of Masterplanning the Adaptive City @ HKU.

Tuesday, October 1st, 2013

masterplanning_adaptive_city_02, Tom Verebes, Christian J. Lange, Rocker Lange Architects

Book Launch for: Verebes, T. Masterplanning the Adaptive City: Computational Urbanism in the Twenty-first Century (Routledge:2013)

2 October 2013
The University of Hong Kong
Department of Architecture
VENUE: CYP P4, Chong Yuet Ming Building

Organisers: Thomas Tsang, Tom Verebes
Presenters: David Erdman, Gao Yan, Christian J. Lange, Matthew Pryor, Tom Verebes
Moderator: Juan Du

– Introduction to: Masterplanning the Adaptive City: Computational Urbanism in the Twenty-first Century, Tom Verebes
– Matthew Pryor
– Christian J. Lange
– Gao Yan
– David Erdman
– Panel Discussion with all presenters, Moderated by Juan Du

Rocker – Lange’s work in Masterplanning the Adaptive City

Thursday, July 4th, 2013

Rocker-Lange’s project “Density & Openness Revisited”: Recoding Building Bulk in Hong Kong will be published in the forthcoming book “Masterplanning the Adaptive City”. The book which is edited by Tom Verebes is about computational urbanism in the Twenty-First Century and will be published on 12th August 2013 by Routledge.

Masterplanning the adaptive city, Tom Verebes, Rocker Lange Architects, Christian J. Lange, Ingeborg Rocker

Abstract of the book:
“Computational design has become widely accepted into mainstream architecture, but this is the first book to advocate applying it to create adaptable masterplans for rapid urban growth, urban heterogeneity, through computational urbanism. Practitioners and researchers here discuss ideas from the fields of architecture, urbanism, the natural sciences, computer science, economics, and mathematics to find solutions for managing urban change in Asia and developing countries throughout the world. Divided into four parts (historical and theoretical background, our current situation, methodologies, and prototypical practices), the book includes a series of essays, interviews, built case studies, and original research to accompany chapters written by editor Tom Verebes to give you the most comprehensive overview of this approach.”

Essays by Marina Lathouri, Jorge Fiori, Jonathan Solomon, Patrik Schumacher, Peter Trummer, and David Jason Gerber.

Interviews with Dana Cuff, Xu Wei Guo, Matthew Prior, Tom Barker, Su Yunsheng, and Brett Steele.

Built case studies by Zaha Hadid Architects, James Corner Field Operations, XWG Studio, MAD, OCEAN Consultancy Network, Plasma Studio, Groundlab, Peter Trummer, Serie Architects, dotA, and Rocker-Lange Architects.

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Essay of Rocker-Lange in Architecture in Formation

Wednesday, June 26th, 2013

“Architecture in Formation is the first digital architecture manual that bridges the gap between theory and practice, giving you a vital resource for navigating the digital future. Sixteen essays from practitioners, historians, and theorists look at the many ways information technology is being used to conceive and assess architecture to present to you a well-rounded discussion of the field. Twenty-nine projects illustrate real-world examples of the digital made concrete, so that you can see how you might do it too.”

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Edited by Pablo Lorenzo-Eiroa, Aaron Sprecher

Featuring essays by: Georges Teyssot, Mario Carpo, Martin Bressani, Patrik Schumacher, Bernard Cache, Mark Linder, David Theodore, Evan Douglis, Rocker-Lange Architects, Antoine Picon, Michael Wen-Sen Su, Chris Perry, Alexis Meier, Achim Menges, Martin Bressani

The book will be published on 30th July 2013 by Routledge.

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Ornament Today: Digital, Material, Stuctural

Wednesday, August 15th, 2012

Digital Ornament, Ingeborg Rocker, Rocker Lange Architects, Ornament Today: Digital, Material, Stuctural

Associate Professor Ingeborg M. Rocker publishes essay entitled “Calculated: formal excesses of digital ornaments,” as a chapter in Ornament Today: Digital, Material, Structural edited by J. H. Gleiter, Professor of architectural theory at the Technical University Berlin.

Rocker’s chapter is part of her ongoing research in the role of computation for the theorization and production of architecture. Rocker’s research of “digital ornament” began in 2009 with her paper “Computation in Command? Fading Flamboyant Architectural Aesthetics,” presented at the Harvard Design School’s Critical Digital Conference.

Her current contribution, “Calculated Excess,” contextualizes the development of ornament within shifts of production logics, from hand-crafted, to industrially produced, to digitally fabricated. Rocker marks the ambiguous terrain between the investigation of production techniques and the ornamental, while drawing parallels between the digital ornament of today and those of the past. Does the computation ability to facilely produce variation through the manipulation of code suggest considering ornament and architecture as a like set of endless differentiations? Or does it rather recommend looking at architecture and ornaments at the level of code itself?

For further details see:
J. H. Gleiter, editor. Ornament Today: Digital, Material, Structural. Bozen: Free University of Bozen Press, 2012.

“Computation in Command?”

Wednesday, November 5th, 2008

Ingeborg M. Rocker of Rocker-Lange Architects announces her book “Computation in Command?” The book that discusses the implication of computation on the theory and praxis of architecture is expected to be published in Fall 2009.

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