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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 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

For more information please visit: www.ciab.com.cn

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.