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Rocker Lange Architects to receive an Excellent Work Award

Monday, September 2nd, 2013

Rocker Lange Architects have been recently awarded an excellent work award for their project “Blend-es-Scape”. The project was part of the international competition for The 5th China International Architectural Biennial 2013.The competition brought together architects, landscape architects, and artists to create a series of temporary physical installations on sites adjacent to the National Stadium in Beijing.

RLA_BLEND-ES-SCAPE_01, The Fifth China International Architectural Biennial, Rocker Lange Architects, Christian J. Lange, Ingeborg M. Rocker

The concept of the design is based on classic / traditional elements of Chinese architecture and culture that can be found in traditional Chinese gardens. Chinese gardens are all about the fusion of architecture and nature. The key elements for this project are the wooden screen, the Chinese lantern, the traditional roof, the openings in Chinese gardens and the classical wooden stool. The pavilion is an embodiment of these elements and synthesizes them through a simple modular system that serves as structure, circulation, screen and seating. The goal in this design was to blend inside and outside and outside with inside. The space and structure of the pavilion generates transitions between solids and voids, opacity and transparency and blends between the urban and the natural realm to generate a continuous transition from the fabric of the city into the fluid natural environment.

RLA_BLEND-ES-SCAPE_02, The Fifth China International Architectural Biennial, Rocker Lange Architects, Christian J. Lange, Ingeborg M. Rocker

The Jury Committee comprised of Cui Kai, Architect, China / Song Jianming, artist, China / Liu Kecheng, architect, China / Zhu Pei, architect, China / Xu Bing, artist, China / Zhang Xin, developer, China / Olafur Eliasson, artist, Denmark / Sheila O’ Donnell, architect, Ireland / Mack Scogin, architect, USA / Hans Ulrich Obrist, curator, Swiss / Joshua Prince-Ramus, architect, USA

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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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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

RLA_ORDOS100_Galleria-Con2, Rocker Lange Architects, Ordos 100

RLA_ORDOS100_Galleria-Con3, Rocker Lange Architects, Ordos 100

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



“Urban Adapter” – New Urban Street Furniture for Hong Kong

Thursday, January 7th, 2010

Rocker Lange Architects are participating in this year’s Hong Kong & Shenzhen bi-city biennale with their proposal for a new urban furniture concept.

Urban Adapter, detail, Rocker Lange Architects, Hong Kong & Shenzhen biennale, Christian J Lange, Urban furniture

Hong Kong’s urban furniture contains multiple functional objects. Each of them belongs to a different set of formal expression or is part of a different style. While variation is obvious in the style mix of Hong Kong’s public furniture, there is a lack of uniformity in the formal expression that could foster a unique Hong Kong identity..

Urban Adapter, Urban furniture, overview, Rocker Lange Architects, Hong Kong & Shenzhen biennale, Christian J Lange

This design proposal for a contemporary city bench seeks to understand the concept of street furniture as a holistic design problem. Instead of offering only one single static design, this scheme suggests multiple varying solutions that meet specific fitness criteria.
Urban Adapter, Parametric Prototype, family, Rocker Lange Architects, Hong Kong & Shenzhen biennale, Christian J Lange The project “Urban Adapter” is based on a digital parametric model. At its core the model utilizes explicit site information and programmatic data to react and interact with its environment. That way the model’s DNA structure is capable of producing a variety of unique furniture results. Together they generate an endless family of new urban bench furniture.

Urban Adapter, Parametric Prototype, Urban furniture, Rocker Lange Architects, Hong Kong & Shenzhen biennale, Christian J LangeRather than having a fixed form the members of the family can adapt to different site conditions and programmatic needs. While all of the designs have the ability to serve as a seating element, some have additional programmatic values added, such as recycling containers, flower buckets or billboards serving for advertisement or educational purposes. The generated functional surface invites the user to new seating and communication arrangements and establishes a unique identity for the urban space of Hong Kong.

Urban Adapter, Urban furniture, night shot, Rocker Lange Architects, Hong Kong & Shenzhen biennale, Christian J Lange

Villa Inside|Out Outside|In

Wednesday, November 26th, 2008

Ordos 100 Villa, Rocker Lange, Roof, Ordos100, Ordos 100

rocker-lange architects are releasing their design of a 1000 square meter Villa in Ordos Inner Mongolia, P.R. China.
The project called “Inside Out|Outside In” is part of the Ordos 100 project and discusses the relationship and fusion of interior and exterior space.
Rocker-Lange calls for an architecture of milieu that an architecture of the circumstances and conditions by which it is surrounded.
An Architecture of Milieu no longer strictly distinguishes between its inside and outside it rather considers itself as always at once on multiple scales inside and outside, as architecture and environment.

Ordos 100 Villa, Rocker Lange, Entrance

Consequently architecture and its environment are thought of not only as inside and outside of one another, but as zones of possible relationships, in which inside and outside vary and shift to accommodate changing seasons and usage patterns.
The Architecture of Milieu is an architecture of situation rather than site:

architecture, diagram, Rocker Lange
An indefinitely expandable and differentiable ribbon serves as the continuous organizational strategy, inscribing zones of different degrees of interior and exterior space vanishing the separation between them.
Especially in the widely varying Mongolian climate, seasonal usages of living areas may change dramatically between the cold winters and warm summers;
by creating an architecture which is interwoven with its surroundings, we allow the climate to work with the inhabitants, rather than against them.

Ordos100 Ordos 100 Villa, Rocker Lange, diagram

rocker-lange architects where invited to take part in the Ordos 100 project, an urban development of 100 unique villas inthe cultural district ofthe city of Ordos in Inner Mongolia, China.

The project was initiated bythe Client, Jiang Yuan Water Engineering Ltd, the curatorFAKE Design, Ai Wei Wei studio, Beijing and architects Herzog & de Meuron, Basel.While FAKE Design,Ai Wei Wei studio developed the masterplan for the 100 parcels of land,Herzog & de Meuron selected 100 young architects from 27 countries around the globe. The project started in early April of 2008 with an architects symposium in Ordos. First villas are expected to be finished in late 2009.

Ordos100 Ordos 100 Villa, Rocker Lange, Interior

Ordos100 Project

Wednesday, November 26th, 2008

Ordos 100, Ordos100, Ordos, Architecture, Villa, Rocker Lange, Christian J Lange, Ingeborg M Rocker

“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.

computation in command, Rocker Lange Architects, Ingeborg Rocker, book announcement, Architecture