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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

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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

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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.

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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

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/

 

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/