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Rocker-Lange @ ACADIA 2015

Tuesday, October 13th, 2015

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

Saturday, September 12th, 2015

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/

 

CITIES OF REPETITION – Hong Kong’s Private Housing Estates

Thursday, July 16th, 2015

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.

COR_Shanghai_05, Hong Kong Architecture of modernism, Private Housing Estates from 1960-2000

 

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

Thursday, June 25th, 2015

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

Sunday, May 10th, 2015

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

Monday, October 13th, 2014

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/

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

Smart-Geometry-2014_CUHK_02

HK_smarTowers_01

Smart-Geometry-2014_CUHK

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.

Plan-Voisin-Mei-Foo

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.

Smart-Geometry-2014

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.

ISSUES_EISENMAN_01, Ingeborg Rocker

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