Archive for the ‘events’ Category

CeramicInformation Pavilion in Rumoer 69

Thursday, January 10th, 2019

Very happy to share that the CeramicInformation Pavilion was included in the latest publication of Rumoer. The issue 69 of the periodical for the building technologist, which is publsihed by Tu Delft is on Digital Making. Happy that we also made it onto the cover.

Ceramic Information Pavilion, 3d printed bricks, Robotic Fabrication, Christian J Lange, HKU Urban LAb, Faculty of Architecture HKU, Rumoer 69, Bout, TU Delft

Robotic Fabrication Lab in the Urbanovation Pavilion @ DesignInspire 2018

Sunday, November 25th, 2018

The Robotic Fabrication Lab of HKU’s Faculty of Architecture will have a booth in this years Urbanovation Pavilion at DesignInspire 2018. On display will be some experimental prototypes showcasing 3d printed ceramic bricks that came out of the lab recently. The event will take place at the Wanchai Convention Hall from December 6-8.
designinspire, Christian J. Lange, Robotic Fabrication Lab, FAculty of Architecture, HKU, The University of Hong Kong
Design Inspire
An international exhibition about design, creativity and innovation
Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre
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Lunchtime Lecture at CUSUP

Friday, November 2nd, 2018

Christian J. Lange will be giving a public research seminar at the Centre for Urban Studies and Urban Planning at HKU. The talk will be centered around the recent research on brick specials in the Robotic Fabrication Lab at HKU. All are welcome.

HKU Urban Lab, Christian J. Lange, Robotic Fabrication Lab HKU, The University of Hong Kong, Faculty of Architecture, Robotic Fabrication

14 November 2018 (Wednesday)
Room 829,
Knowles Building
The University
of Hong Kong

Ceramic Constellation @ ACADIA 2019

Thursday, September 13th, 2018

We are happy that our Ceramic Constellation Pavilion is included in this year’s ACADIA conference. Christian J. Lange will present the project at the event in Mexico in October.

Ceramic Constellation Pavilion, ACADIA 2018, Christian J Lange, Robotic Fabrication Lab, HKU, HKUrbanlab, The Faculty of Architecture

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Ceramic Constellation @ RobArch 2018

Monday, August 20th, 2018

We are happy that our paper “Ceramic Constellation | Robotically Printed Brick Specials” is included in this year’s Rob Arch conference. Donn Holohan and Christian J. Lange will present the paper at the event at the ETH Zurich in September.
RobArch 2018, Christian J Lange, Robotic Fabrication Lab, Faculty of Architecture, The University of Hong Kong, HKU Urbanlab

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Machinic Multiplicities | Christian J. Lange

Monday, November 6th, 2017

Christian J. Lange will give a talk entitled “Machinic Multiplicities” on November 9th 2017 at HKU. The talk is part of the current public lecture series entitled “In Progress” in the Department of Architecture.

Christian J. Lange, Machinic Multiplicities, The University of Hong Kong, Faculty of Architecture Abstract:

Architecture has always been deeply linked to tradition, site, and context. The collaboration between many different trades of skilled labor that were specific to a place was in part responsible for the diversity of architectural expression. With the beginning of the Industrial Revolution, buildings became more standardized and normative, losing its uniqueness and producing at times environments of pure repetition. However, since approximately two decades we are witnessing a shift in the profession that has the capacity to bring it again closer to materiality, craft, and diversity. Computation, new software packages, and new CAAD/CAM construction methods have paved the way for architects, designers, educators and students alike to engage again much more in the innovation of building processes and the making of a building. With the advent of robotic fabrication in Architecture, we are now witnessing the next step in this evolution. While robots in other industries are mostly used for repetitive tasks, pioneers in the architectural profession saw the opportunity to utilize them for non-standard designs. In an environment with rapidly growing cities, robotic fabrication offers a trajectory for Architecture that has the potential to bring back specificity and diversity while maintaining attributes such as efficiency and economic viability.

Since early 2016, Christian J. Lange is leading the development of the new Robotic Fabrication Lab in the Faculty of Architecture. The talk will present a series of projects that have been developed within the LAB since, and touch on the potentials of this new line of inquiry.

Department of Architecture
Speaker: Christian J. Lange
Title: Machinic Multiplicities
Respondent: Kristof Crolla, Assistant Professor, School of Architecture, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Date: 09 Nov 2017 (Thursday)
Venue: KB730, 7/F Knowles Building, HKU
Time: 18:30

Christian J. Lange to talk at the upcoming event “Imminent Commons: Urban Questions for the Near Future”

Sunday, August 20th, 2017

Within the scope of the Seoul Biennale of Architecture and Urbanism 2017, co-directed by Hyungmin Pai and Alejandro Zaera-Polo, Christian Lange will be among the speakers at the upcoming event at HKU entitled “Imminent Commons: Urban Questions for the Near Future”. Speakers include Ole Bouman, Alvin Yip, Eunice Seng, Jason Hilgefort, Valerie Portefaix, Nasrine Seraji, Laurent Gutierrez and Chris Webster.

Venue: Wang Gungwu Theatre of the Graduate House at HKU
Date: 28th August, 16:00 to 19:30


Cities of Repetition on show in Shenzhen

Sunday, July 10th, 2016

The Cities of Repetition project, a collaboration between Christian J. Lange and Jason F. Carlow is on show in the exhibit Rural-Urban Re-Inventions: Bridging The Gap between China’s Cities and Countryside. The exhibition is curated by Cliff Pearson and Gary Paige and will take place at the Shenzhen Public Art Center, Block A, Shenzhen Sculpture Academy, No.8 Zhongkang Road. The opening of the show will be on July 29th 2016 @ 18:00.
Shenzhen exhibit, Cities of Repetition, Christian J. Lange, Jason Carlow





Symposium @ AA Shanghai Visiting School 2016

Sunday, June 26th, 2016

Christian J. Lange will participate and present recent work in the AA Visiting School symposium in Shanghai. Speakers include this year Stefan AL, Duangrit BUNNAG, Anthony BURKE, Eva CASTRO, Thomas DANIELL, Matias DEL CAMPO, Tarsha FINNEY, GAO Yan, Yosuke HAYANO, Sand HELSEL, Alvin HUANG, Garett HWANG, Hina JAMELLE, Holger KEHNE, Jerry KU, Christian J. LANGE, Neil LEACH , Anderson LEE, Sandra MANNINGER, Neville MARS, Yusuke, Satoshi OHASHI, Christopher PIERCE, Ali RAHIM, Francois ROCHE, Daan ROGGEVEEN, Patrik SCHUMACHER, Michael SORKIN, SU Yunsheng, Philip VERNON Richard Wei-Tse WANG & Stephen W. WANG The event will be moderated by Tom Verebes. The event will take place on July 19th & 20th at the Shanghai Study Centre.


AD Launch event @ Shenzhen Biennale

Saturday, December 5th, 2015

Christian J. Lange will give a presentation of Rocker-Lange’s Shanghai Lilong Tower Urbanism project at the Shenzhen Biennale. The presentation is part of the launch event of the ‘Mass-Cutomised Cities’ issue of AD, guest-edited by Tom Verebes. Presentations & panel discussions taking place on December 7th at 3.30 pm at the Auditorium. Participants include: Donald Bates, Aaron Betsky, David Erdman, Colin Fornier, Holger Kehne, Areti Markopoulou, Tom Verebes & Philip Yuan Feng.

SZ biennale launch of AD Mass Customised Cities, Donald Bates, David Erdman, Colin Fournier, Holger Kehne, Hubert Klumpner, Christian Lange, Areti Markopoulou, Tom Verebes, Philip Yuan Feng