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Results of Smart Geometry workshop on display at the Chinese University of Hong Kong

Thursday, July 24th, 2014

Christian J. Lange of Rocker-Lange Architects teamed up with Jason Carlow, Assistant Professor at HKU, Ramon van der Heijden and Alan Tai from Front Inc Hong Kong, and Gustav Fagerström from Buro Happold New York for this years Smart Geometry Conference in Hong Kong.

The results of the workshop entitled HK_SmarTowers were on display during the two day conference on July 18th & 19th at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. The project that was developed during the four days looked at how data informs tower massing strategies, structure and organization. Addressing the issue of repetition, standardization, mass production and customization the project utilized intelligent digital design systems to arrive at a set of unique tower structures that were based on different figure ground strategies and ultimately built with a ready made system of kit of parts.

Thanks a lot to all Cluster Collaborators for the great work: Marco Juliani, Megan Ng, Oliver Thomas, Piotr Baszynski, Luca Maccarinelli, Binsun Hu, Amos Chan, Vincent Ip, Albert Lo, Riyad Joucka, Mariane de Souza, Alison Li, Xinliu Huang

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Christian J. Lange to present a public lecture at the Consulate General of France in Hong Kong

Tuesday, June 10th, 2014

Christian J. Lange with his colleague Jason F. Carlow will present a lecture entitled „Plan Voisin to Mei Foo | Cities of Repetition” as part of the French May lecture series at the Consulate General of France in Hong Kong. The lecture will present research work of the two speakers that focuses on large scale private housing estates in Hong Kong.

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Date: 21/6/2014 2:30 – 4:30
Location: Salle Segalen, Consulate General of France in Hong Kong and Macau, 25/F, Admiralty, Center Tower II, 18 Harcourt Road, Hong Kong

For more information please visit: http://www.frenchmay.com/en/programmes/from-paris-to-hong-kong

HK_smarTOWERS selected as one of ten workshop clusters at this years Smart Geometry conference

Wednesday, April 30th, 2014

Christian J. Lange of Rocker-Lange Architects has teamed up with Jason Carlow, Assistant Professor at HKU, Ramon van der Heijden and Alan Tai from Front Inc Hong Kong, and Gustav Fagerström from Buro Happold New York for this years Smart Geometry Conference in Hong Kong. The cluster workshop the group will lead is entitled HK_smarTowers and is drawing on the ubiquity of the high rise in Hong Kong.

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The conference will take place at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, China, from 14-19 July 2014.

For more information please visit: http://smartgeometry.org

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.

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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

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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