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Rocker-Lange exhibiting at 2013 Hong Kong & Shenzhen Biennale

Friday, January 3rd, 2014

Rocker-Lange Architects are participating in this year’s Hong Kong & Shenzhen Biennale with their research project entitled “The Ideal City of refigured Civic Space”. The project will be on display until February 28th and is located in the Kwung Tong Pier.

The project “The ideal City of refigured Civic Space” is a reevaluation and extension of the urban space, the space in which politics take place, and in which boundaries are set up and upset continuously. The project presents an inquiry in the relations between architecture and the city with a focus on urban edges and civic space.

RLA_ICRCS_02, The ideal City of refigured Civic Space, Cellular Automata Architecture

The Ideal City of refigured Civic Space establishes a new logic for civic space: Instead of limiting civic space to streets and plazas the project incorporates a ratio of open space into architecture. A new terrain for civic space occurs. The Ideal city of refigured civic space is based on rules and codes rethinking building and zoning codes in order to arrive at a civic space that reveals the complexities and contradictions of existing urban rules, typologies and life. The ideal city reflects critical on Hong Kong’s current urbanization strategies and the efficient and literal interpretation of zoning and building codes.

RLA_ICRCS_01, The ideal City of refigured Civic Space

RLA_ICRCS_03, The ideal City of refigured Civic Space

The new spaces are distributed and networked throughout the buildings with the consequence of a continuous vertical organization that works as civic spaces. In order to activate the public domain in each building, cores are broken into strategic segments with the implication that users will have to transfer through a layer of public programs to get to their destination. The resulting nature of “The Ideal City of refigured Civic Space” is a vast horizontal and vertical network in which the responsibilities and benefits of citizenship are fostered and executed. It is a space that is publicly accessible at all times. It is a space that is more than the agglomeration of streets, parks, urban structures and buildings; it is a space of boundaries, of demarcations and differentiations, of connections, and opportunities for civic life to take place.

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For more information please visit: http://uabb.hk/

Woman in Design Exhibition features Winning Urban Intervention Scheme by Rocker-Lange Architects

Thursday, September 26th, 2013

The winner of this year’s Woman in design Urban interventions Competition by the BSA, Associated Professor Ingeborg M. Rocker and her partner Christian J. Lange ere exhibited at the BSA in Boston.
Rocker Lange Architects, Christian J Lange, Ingeborg Rocker, GSD Pavillion

“Featuring built and unbuilt projects led by women in the fields of architecture, interior design, landscape architecture, and urban design, this juried exhibition will showcase work created by some of Boston’s leading female designers. Based on the premise that architecture is both a reflection of technical achievements and an echo of social priorities and values, the exhibition will highlight alternate design approaches being pioneered by the current and upcoming generation of female design talent in the city.” BSA

The exhibit opening will be held on

Friday, October 4th at 6pm
BSA Space,
290 Congress Street,
Boston.

For more information please visit: www.bsaspace.org

We are looking forward to seeing you there!

Rocker Lange’s Villa “Inside Out | Outside In” in Ai Weiwei’s exhibit ORDOS, Galleria Continua, Boissy-le-Châtel, France

Saturday, June 22nd, 2013

The show is on view from June 22 till September 29, 2013.
For details please go to Galleria Continua

RLA_ORDOS100_Galleria-Con1, Rocker Lange Architects, Ordos 100

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RLA_ORDOS100_Galleria-Con3, Rocker Lange Architects, Ordos 100

Rocker-Lange wins honorable mention

Saturday, June 1st, 2013

Rocker-Lange Architects were awarded a honorable mention in the international design competition for a new bench design for the Kowloon East district in Hong Kong. The competition was held in conjunction with the 13th Venice Biennale International Architecture Exhibition, Hong Kong Response Exhibition.

Rocker Lange Architects, Urban Adapter HK 2.0, Christian J. Lange, Ingeborg M. Rocker, urban furniture

The redevelopment of Kowloon East will have a diverse array of spatial conditions, from new, open public waterfront parks to tightly planned former industrial areas. Traditionally urban furniture consists of repeatable standardized elements while being installed in various conditions. The problem with repeatable elements is that they don’t adapt necessarily very well to the specificity of each site condition. The key concept of the “Urban Adapter HK 2.0” project is to establish a system that can address the explicit conditions of each site, and to blend each bench with a variety of programs. The specific design methodology and the computer aided construction and assembly process allows making every bench unique while creating a distinctive family of urban street furniture that creates a merging identity for Kowloon East.

This project with its unique user surfaces will have the capacity to place the user in a new position with the urban reality and its ecologies as much it may reposition the urban reality all together. Not only will it improve the quality of the public realm, it will also establish a new framework for use and for seeing and being seen in the urban streetscape of Kowloon East.

The material for this street furniture will be wooden slats making it a positive sustainable contribution. The finish of the bench is made of climbing rope or rubber band finish. Each bench will have a distinct color out of a specific color family making each bench identifiable. The wooden slats are CNC cut, making sure that each bench can be precisely assembled.

Rocker-Lange’s work in Collectice Visions – 2020 Housing China exhibition

Thursday, May 9th, 2013

Rocker-Lange Architects work is on show in the exhibit “Collective Visions” @ KK Leung Concourse, The University of Hong Kong.

2020_Housing-China_01, Rocker Lange Architects, 2020 Housing China, Christian J. Lange

2020_Housing-China_02, Rocker Lange Architects, 2020 Housing China, Christian J. Lange

Presented in parallel with the HKU Department of Architecture symposium, 2020:Housing China, this exhibition contains a collection of projects by local and international researchers, designers and architecture firms related to housing in Hong Kong, China and greater Asia. The work presented is a combination of academic research, actual built projects and speculative ideas for the future of housing in an increasingly dense and urbanized China. Projects exhibited are designed for an array of contexts from urban, to suburban, to rural and range in scope from single detached houses to urban scale developments. Projects explore a range of housing topics including the formulation of architecture around specific social issues, new construction methodologies, adaptive reuse of existing buildings, innovative connections to infrastructure, new opportunities provided by digital technology and the historical development of housing over recent decades. Overall, the exhibition seeks to re-frame the development of mass housing over the course of the twentieth century and offers important models for a new century of Chinese growth.

Sponsored by:
Dennis Lau and Associates
Curated by:
Jason Carlow, Assistant Professor in Architecture
The University of Hong Kong

Collective Visions
10-20 May 2013
Opening Reception: May 10th, 18:30
KK Leung Concourse, The University of Hong Kong

Rocker Lange’s Villa “Inside Out | Outside In” in Ai Weiwei’s exhibit ORDOS, Galleria Continua, San Gimignano, Italy

Saturday, October 27th, 2012

The show is on view from October 27 till February 16, 2013.
For details please go to Galleria Continua

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Rocker-Lange Architects featured in Wall Street Journal Video “Architects Tackle Density in Hong Kong”

Monday, April 16th, 2012

Rocker Lange Architects have been recently featured in a video by the Wall Street Journal called “Architects Tackle Density in Hong Kong”

The creativity of architects and designers from around the world, applied to imagining a brighter, more efficient city, is on display at the Hong Kong architecture biennale. WSJ’s Diana Jou talks to chief curator Anderson Lee to get the scoop on some of the most fascinating projects.

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

 

 

Rocker Lange’s Villa “Inside Out | Outside In” plus Interview on show in Ai Weiwei exhibit at Kunsthaus Bregenz

Wednesday, August 3rd, 2011

The show is on view from July 17 till October 16, 2011.
For details please go to kunsthaus bregrenz

Rocker Lange Architects, Ai WeiWei, Kunsthaus Bregenz, Christian Lange, Ingeborg Rocker, Ordos 100

Rocker Lange Architects, Ai WeiWei, Kunsthaus Bregenz, Christian J. Lange, Ingeborg Rocker, Ordos 100

Rocker Lange Architects, Kunsthaus Bregenz, Christian J. Lange, Ingeborg Rocker, Ordos 100

Quotidian Architectures – Venice Biennale Response Exhibition

Saturday, April 30th, 2011

Rocker-Lange Architects work is currently on display in the exhibition “Quotidian Architectures – Venice Biennale Response Exhibition” in Hong Kong. Led by co-curators Juan Du and Chad McKee, Quotidian Architectures explores inventive ideas and responsible practices of architecture for everyday living. Quotidian Architectures was developed in response to the Venice Biennale 12th International Architecture exhibition’s central theme, “People Meet In Architecture” and invites general citizens, architects, artists, educators, and government agencies to come together and re-envision Hong Kong through the choices and spaces we encounter every day.

Quotidian-Architectures, Rocker Lange Architects, Hong Kong, Venice Biennale

The Quotidian Architectures Venice Biennale Response Exhibition will be open to the public from 30th April, 2011 – 25th June 2011 at the Former Central Police Station Compound, 10 Hollywood Road, Central, Hong Kong. Opening hours from Tuesdays through Sundays will be 10am to 6pm (Mondays closed). Free Admission.