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Christian J. Lange will speak at Future Architect Conference

Wednesday, September 1st, 2021

I am very happy to be able to join one of the panels in the upcoming conference by the STRELKA INSTITUTE. Please join in if you have time. The talks will take place September 7th, 2021 at 1:15pm Moscow time.

Christian J. Lange, Strelka Institute, HKU, Architecture, Future Architect

To follow the Conference live, please use the following link:
www.youtube.com/watch?v=PELhVnvsdgY/

Reformative Coral Habitat at PMQ.

Friday, January 15th, 2021

Very happy that our team from the Robotic Fabrication Lab @ The Faculty of Architecture at HKU managed to bring this exhibition together. We had a great opening last Monday. The show will give insights about the design concepts, robotic production, and the implementation. To all who are still interested, the exhibit will continue until January 31st 2021. PMQ (S507, 5/F)

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Christian J. Lange, autobryks3D, 3d printing, robotic fabrication, coral reef, artificial coral reef, coral restoration, terracotta architecture, PMQ, Faculty of Architecture, reformative coral habitat

Christian J. Lange, autobryks3D, 3d printing, robotic fabrication, coral reef, artificial coral reef, coral restoration, terracotta architecture, autobryks

Christian J. Lange, ArchiREEF, autobryks3D, 3d printing, robotic fabrication, coral reef, artificial coral reef Hong Kong, coral restoration, terracotta architecture, PMQ

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“Upcoming: Reformative Coral Habitats” show @ PMQ

Sunday, January 3rd, 2021

Hoi Ha Wan Marine Park is a local biodiversity hotspot accounting for more than three-quarters of reef-building corals in Hong Kong and more than 120 fish species. However, in recent years, gradual deterioration of the coral habitat, a process known as bioerosion, coupled with coral bleaching and mass mortality events in 2015-2016, are putting the future of the coral community at risk. In view of this, a team of HKU architects and marine scientists has developed a series of reformative 3D printed terracotta reef-structures intended to aid coral restoration by providing structurally complex substrates at the degraded areas.

Christian J. Lange, autobryks3D, 3d printing, robotic fabrication, coral reef, artificial coral reef, coral restoration, terracotta architecture, 3d printe reefs, Hong Kong, clay printing

The design and production of the hundred and twenty-eight 3D printed reef tiles were executed in the Robotic Fabrication Lab of the Faculty of Architecture at HKU. Covering roughly 40 sq. meters in total, the tiles were deployed in selected sites in the marine park in July 2020. The experiment will be closely monitored by marine scientists and researchers for the next one and half years.

The project is commissioned by the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department (AFCD) and is part of an ongoing active management measure for coral restoration in Hoi Ha Wan Marine Park in Hong Kong.

This exhibition reveals the design concepts , manufacturing process, deployment, and ageing process of the tiles.​

Date: 11-Jan-2021 – 31-Jan-2021, 10:00 am – 8:00 pm
Venue: S507, 5/F, Staunton (Block A), PMQ, 35 Aberdeen Street, Central, Hong Kong

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
6-8/12/2018
Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre
For more info on the event please visit also:
http://www.designinspire.com.hk/

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

DATE:
14 November 2018 (Wednesday)
TIME:
13:00-14:00
VENUE:
Room 829,
Knowles Building
The University
of Hong Kong

Ceramic Constellation @ ACADIA 2018

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

For more info on the event please visit also:
http://www.2018.acadia.org/

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

For more info on the event please visit also:
http://www.robarch2018.org/

Christian J. Lange @ Milan Design Week

Wednesday, April 25th, 2018

Last week I was invited by Dassault Systèmes to participate in their event “Design in the age of experience” at Milan Design Week (MDW), aka Salone del Mobile. Amazing line-up of speakers, including Kengo Kuma and Daan Roosegarde. Very happy that I was able to participate.

Christian J Lange, HKU, Faculty of Architecture, Dassault Systèmes, Milan Design Week, Salone del Mobile

For more info on the event, please use the following link:
https://blogs.3ds.com/perspectives/mdw_day-1/

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