Rocker-Lange Architects’s Shanghai Lilong Tower Urbanism project is featured in the latest issue of AD. Guest-edited by Tom Verebes, the issue includes work by Buro Happold, David Clovers, Arup, Gramazio Kohler, Rocker-Lange Architects, Michael Bell, Elena Manferdini, Neil Leach and interviews with Mark Burry and Kenneth Frampton & and many more.
Rocker Lange’s project “Shanghai Lilong Tower Urbanism” is part of this year’s exhibit at ACADIA 2015 in Cincinatti, Ohio.
For more information about the conference please visit: http://2015.acadia.org/
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.
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.
For more information about the conference please visit: http://info.tuwien.ac.at/ecaade2015/
Christian J. Lange of Rocker-Lange Architects and his colleague at the University of Hong Kong Jason F. Carlow are presenting their research work entitled “Cities of Repetition” at the Shanghai Study Centre in Shanghai, China.
2015.7.16-2015.8.9 @ Shanghai Study Centre
The Cities of Repetition exhibition at the Shanghai Study Centre provides a comprehensive graphic documentation and analysis of the ten largest Hong Kong housing estates built by private developers from the late 1960’s through the 2000’s. The original drawings and diagrams in this exhibition illustrate the ultra-dense, mass produced, highly repetitive built environments in which hundreds of thousands of Hong Kong residents live.
Drawings, photographs and models not only display the immense scale of the housing estates within the city, but present the hundreds of similarly planned housing blocks and their subtle differences. A detailed graphical analysis compares statistical information to show how the planning of these massive estates has evolved over the past decades to efficiently conform to building regulations and produce huge profits. The project reveals the spatial realities of living in some of the most densely populated, urban environments ever built.
Exhibitors & Curators:
Christian J. Lange
Jason F. Carlow
Research and Production Team:
Ngan Ching Ying
Low Ee Harn
Lisa J Lai
Shanghai Study Center,
The HKU Faculty of Architecture,
The University of Hong Kong
Special Thanks to
The HKU Faculty of Architecture
The HKU Department of Architecture
Dean Chris Webster
Prof. Weijen Wang
TM System Co. Ltd.
Shanghai Study Centre
298, North Suzhou Road, Hongkou District,
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.
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.
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.
For more information about the conference please visit: http://2014.acadia.org/
Christian J. Lange of Rocker-Lange Architects teamed up with Jason Carlow, Assistant Professor at HKU, Ramon van der Heijden and Alan Tai from Front Inc Hong Kong, and Gustav Fagerström from Buro Happold New York for this years Smart Geometry Conference in Hong Kong.
The results of the workshop entitled HK_SmarTowers were on display during the two day conference on July 18th & 19th at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. The project that was developed during the four days looked at how data informs tower massing strategies, structure and organization. Addressing the issue of repetition, standardization, mass production and customization the project utilized intelligent digital design systems to arrive at a set of unique tower structures that were based on different figure ground strategies and ultimately built with a ready made system of kit of parts.
Thanks a lot to all Cluster Collaborators for the great work: Marco Juliani, Megan Ng, Oliver Thomas, Piotr Baszynski, Luca Maccarinelli, Binsun Hu, Amos Chan, Vincent Ip, Albert Lo, Riyad Joucka, Mariane de Souza, Alison Li, Xinliu Huang
Christian J. Lange with his colleague Jason F. Carlow will present a lecture entitled „Plan Voisin to Mei Foo | Cities of Repetition” as part of the French May lecture series at the Consulate General of France in Hong Kong. The lecture will present research work of the two speakers that focuses on large scale private housing estates in Hong Kong.
Date: 21/6/2014 2:30 – 4:30
Location: Salle Segalen, Consulate General of France in Hong Kong and Macau, 25/F, Admiralty, Center Tower II, 18 Harcourt Road, Hong Kong
For more information please visit: http://www.frenchmay.com/en/programmes/from-paris-to-hong-kong