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Ingeborg M. Rocker to speak at “ISSUES? concerning the projects of peter eisenman”

Saturday, November 2nd, 2013

Ingeborg M. Rocker will participate in the conference “ISSUES? concerning the projects of peter eisenman” at the University of Belgrade. The conference will be held on November 11th & 12th 2013 and includes the following speakers and discussants: Peter Eisenman, Preston Scott Cohen, Greg Lynn, Pier Vittorio Aureli, Alejandro Zaera-Polo, Gabriele Mastrigli, Jeffrey Kipnis, Mario Carpo, Kim Foerster, Sarah Whiting, Manuel Orazi, John McMorrough, Cynthia Davidson, Joerg H. Gleiter, Djordje Stojanovic, Emmanuel Petit, Panayotis Pangalos and Ingeborg M. Rocker.

ISSUES_EISENMAN_01, Ingeborg Rocker

For more information please visit: www.celap.edu.rs

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
19:00-20:30
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

Schedule:
- 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 @ ICAMA 2013

Sunday, August 25th, 2013

Christian J. Lange and Ingeborg M. Rocker will present their paper “Serial Architectures, Systems of Multiplicities and Adaptability” at the upcoming ICAMA 2013 conference. The international conference on Adaptation and Movement in Architecture will be held at Ryerson University, Toronto Canada during October 10-12 2013.
ICAMA_2013, Rocker Lange Architects, Christian J Lange, Ingeborg Rocker,Ryerson University, Toronto Canada

For more information please visit: http://www.icama2013.com//

2020: Housing China

Monday, April 22nd, 2013

Christian J. Lange, Assistant Professor of Architecture is currently co-organizing a symposium entitled 2020: Housing China. The symposium will be held at the Department of Architecture at The University of Hong Kong on May 10&11 2013.

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China’s urban population will increase in the next twenty years from about 50 % at present to almost 70% by 2030. With an estimated 300 million people moving to the city by 2020, China will change from a rural into an urban society. This transformation will influence the environment and habitation patterns of almost a quarter of the nation’s population. This rapid urbanization will not only have a significant impact on material resources, the society and the environment, it will also initiate the most prominent housing laboratory in human history challenging designers, planners and builders alike.

As a socio-political microcosm, Hong Kong has been dealing with the impacts of hyper-dense urban environments since the mid-twentieth century. During the past three decades the city has been also an active player in the development of China’s housing through various public and private initiatives. The essential questions are: What are the models at hand and is Hong Kong the right model for China? What are the alternative options and how can we make a difference through critical review and proposition?

The housing symposium entitled ” 2020: Housing China ” will explore issues related to these questions with a focus on housing typology, urban models, and their social and urban implications. Invited architects and scholars from Hong Kong, China, Asia and Europe will review and present collective housing developments within a historical and contextual framework. The symposium will provide a platform for shaping discourses and propositions on how architecture can be spatially and socially proactive by maintaining sustainable and innovative living environments for China in the 21st century.

10-11 May 2013,
KB419, 4/F Knowles Building, The University of Hong Kong

Panel 1: Perspectives | Contexts
10 May 2013, 13:30 – 18:30
William S.W. Lim 林少偉 – Professor, Singapore
Huang Yi-ru 黃一如– Professor, Tongi University, Shanghai
Gu Daqing 顧大慶– Professor, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Carolin Fong Suet Yuen 方雪原 – Director, Dennis Lau & Ng Chun Man Architects & Engineers (HK) Ltd, Hong Kong
John Ng 伍灼宜 – Former Chief Architect, Hong Kong Housing Authority, Hong Kong

Panel 2: Density | Scale | Typology
11 May 2013, 9:30 – 13:30
Dietmar Eberle – Professor, ETH Zurich, Faculty of Architecture; Shareholder, Baumschlager Eberle Group, Lochau Austria
Li Xinggang 李興鋼 – Chief Architect, China Architecture Design and Research Institute, Beijing
Meng Yan 孟岩 – Principal, Urbanus, Shenzhen
Keiichiro Sako 迫慶一郎 – Principal, SAKO Architects, Tokyo / Beijing

Panel 3: Urban Housing | Housing the City
11 May 2013, 14:30 – 18:30
Winy Maas – Professor Delft University; Principal MVRDV, Rotterdam
Dong Yi 董屹 – Partner, DC Alliance, Shanghai
Khoo Peng Beng 邱彬銘– Partner, Arc Studio. Architecture + Urbanism, Singapore
Qian Yuan 錢源 – Director, Vanke Wanchuang Design Management Center

For more information please visit: http://fac.arch.hku.hk/event/spring-2013-housing-symposium-2020-housing-china/

Christian J. Lange @ USJ – Macao

Tuesday, February 26th, 2013

Systems of Multiplicity, Christian J. Lange, Rocker Lange Architects

Christian J. Lange will deliver a lecture at the University of St. Joseph in Macao. The talk will discuss Rocker-Lange’s specific design approach through a set of projects that have been developed in their design and research practice in recent years.

Wednesday, March 20th 2013
6.30pm
Venue:

Speaker’s Hall
University of Saint Joseph, Macao

For more information please go to: www.usj.edu.mo

Rocker-Lange @ encodingarchitecture 2013

Sunday, January 27th, 2013

RLA_Encoding_Architecture
Rocker-Lange Architects will present part of their research work at the encodingarchitecture conference at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh. The conference is meant to synthesize new trajectories for the profession in a cybernetic context of tectonics, cultural philosophy, architectural theory and geopolitics.

For more information please visit: www.encodingarchitecture.org

Ingeborg Rocker @ Digital Geometries

Tuesday, November 20th, 2012


Ingeborg M. Rocker to deliver lecture at “Digital Geometries,”
with Ingeborg Rocker, Michael Young & Kutan Ayata, Pablo Lorenzo Eiroa, Branden Hookway, & Yusuke Obuchi

Wednesday, 11/28 2012
6.00pm / Betts Auditorium
Princeton SOA
Princeton, New Jersey 08544

Density & Openness Revisited: Recoding Building Bulk in Hong Kong – HKSHZ Biennale 2012

Saturday, February 18th, 2012

Rocker-Lange Architects are participating in this year’s Hong Kong & Shenzhen Biennale with their research project entitled “Density & Openness Revisited: Recoding Building Bulk in Hong Kong”. The project will be on display until April 24th and is located in the Hong Kong Pavilion of the show.

Density & Openness Revisited: Recoding Building Bulk in Hong Kong, Hong Kong Shenzhen Biennale 2012, Rocker Lange Architects, Christian J. Lange, Ingeborg Rocker

Hong Kong’s cityscape is primarily shaped by the typology of the tower. While specifically in Hong Kong the tower is utilized as an extension of the urban programmatic user surface, the question of public space within this vertical urban fabric remains unaddressed.

Density & Openness Revisited: Recoding Building Bulk in Hong Kong, Hong Kong Shenzhen Biennale 2012, 2011, Rocker Lange Architects, Christian J. Lange, Ingeborg Rocker, Architecture


Density & Openness Revisited: Recoding Building Bulk in Hong Kong, Hong Kong Shenzhen Biennale 2012, Rocker Lange Architects, Christian J. Lange, Ingeborg Rocker, Cellular Automata Architecture

Density & Openness Revisited: Recoding Building Bulk in Hong Kong, Hong Kong Shenzhen Biennale 2012, Rocker Lange Architects, Christian J. Lange, Ingeborg Rocker, Cellular Automata Architecture

The research project “Density & Openness Revisited: Recoding Building Bulk in Hong Kong” is the search for an alternative approach to think about open and public spaces in the context of the city. Instead of extruding the maximum boundary condition of a given site to determine the building mass, this model incorporates a ratio of open space in the design process.

Density  Openness Revisited: Recoding Building Bulk in Hong Kong, Hong Kong Shenzhen Biennale 2012, 2011, Rocker Lange Architects, Christian J. Lange, Ingeborg Rocker, Cellular Automata Architecture

 

Density  Openness Revisited: Recoding Building Bulk in Hong Kong, Hong Kong Shenzhen Biennale 2012, 2011, Rocker Lange Architects, Christian J. Lange, Ingeborg Rocker, Cellular Automata Architecture

At its core is a computational logic that calculates the amount of open space for each city plot. The rule-based model can adapt to different site and programmatic conditions and produces varying spaces and varying densities This approach offers the capacity to generate new forms of public space, semi public and private exterior and interior spaces.

Density Openness Revisited: Recoding Building Bulk in Hong Kong, Hong Kong Shenzhen Biennale 2012, Rocker Lange Architects, Christian J. Lange, Ingeborg Rocker, Cellular Automata Architecture

 

 

“Digital Aptitudes Eco-logics: The role of Computation in Rethinking human Nature and Habitat”

Friday, February 17th, 2012

Ingeborg M. Rocker to deliver a keynote lecture at the ACSA 100th Annual Meeting, Boston, Massachusetts. The title of the lecture is “Digital Aptitudes Eco-logics: The role of Computation in Rethinking human Nature and Habitat”.

Digital Aptitudes Eco-logics, Ingeborg M. Rocker, Rocker Lange Architects: The role of Computation in Rethinking human Nature and Habitat

Digital Aptitudes
ACSA 100th Annual Meeting
March 1-4, 2012 in Boston, MA

Host School:
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Co-chairs:
Mark Goulthorpe, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Amy Murphy, University of Southern California

Digital Aptitudes: Opening Panel & Reception:

Sanford Kwinter, Jeffrey Kipnis, Ingeborg Rocker, Kathryn Gustafson, Mark Burry

Thurday, 03/01
6.00–8.30 pm / Boston Park Plaza
50 Park Plaza at Arlington Street
Boston, MA 02116

Theme Overview:
This Annual Meeting culminates the events associated with ACSA 100. The Boston conference will mark the centennial year that educators from diverse institutions have gathered to share ideas with the goal of advancing architectural education. It will be hosted by the first school of architecture in America, MIT, whose department of architecture was founded in 1865. To mark such an occasion, the conference will critically examine the ground covered by the discipline since its inception, as well as speculate on its future trajectory, the central theme of the conference being the profound impact of digital technologies’ computational and communication capacities on architecture.

For more information please go to: www.acsa-arch.org

Design Technologies as Agents of Change

Wednesday, February 15th, 2012

Ingeborg M. Rocker to deliver a lecture at the symposium “Design Technologies as Agents of Change” at the GSD.

Thursday, February 23 
06:30pm – 08:00pm
Piper Auditorium, Gund Hall, 48 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA

As digital design media and digital fabrication technologies emerge as foci of design process, the relationship between architects and engineers is undergoing rapid change in collaborative practices. The development of digital technologies is enabling new processes of design practice and collaboration, allows unprecedented design speculation, and enables human-machine interaction in pursuit of newly hybridized spatial environments. Established hierarchies between tools and problems are increasingly reversed. Among other areas of influence, growing environmental awareness is exploiting new shifts from analytical to generative models of design. These evolutionary forms of technology – design relationships are becoming characteristic in complex projects integrating interdisciplinary or multidisciplinary agents in multi-scalar design problems, where the growing inter-relationship between technology and design is acting as an empowering agent.

Beyond simply exemplifying these emerging phenomena, the event seeks to explore and explicate the implications of these considerations upon knowledge, theory, praxis, research, and education.

Host:
Martin Bechthold, GSD

Speakers:
Thomas Bock, TU Munich
Paul Seletsky, ArcSphere New York
Rivka Oxman, Technion Haifa
Ingeborg Rocker, GSD




Organized by the Master in Design Studies Program, GSD