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
Christian J. Lange of Rocker-Lange Architects has 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 cluster workshop the group will lead is entitled HK_smarTowers and is drawing on the ubiquity of the high rise in Hong Kong.
The conference will take place at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, China, from 14-19 July 2014.
For more information please visit: http://smartgeometry.org
Rocker-Lange Architects are participating in this year’s Hong Kong & Shenzhen Biennale with their research project entitled “The Ideal City of refigured Civic Space”. The project will be on display until February 28th and is located in the Kwung Tong Pier.
The project “The ideal City of refigured Civic Space” is a reevaluation and extension of the urban space, the space in which politics take place, and in which boundaries are set up and upset continuously. The project presents an inquiry in the relations between architecture and the city with a focus on urban edges and civic space.
The Ideal City of refigured Civic Space establishes a new logic for civic space: Instead of limiting civic space to streets and plazas the project incorporates a ratio of open space into architecture. A new terrain for civic space occurs. The Ideal city of refigured civic space is based on rules and codes rethinking building and zoning codes in order to arrive at a civic space that reveals the complexities and contradictions of existing urban rules, typologies and life. The ideal city reflects critical on Hong Kong’s current urbanization strategies and the efficient and literal interpretation of zoning and building codes.
The new spaces are distributed and networked throughout the buildings with the consequence of a continuous vertical organization that works as civic spaces. In order to activate the public domain in each building, cores are broken into strategic segments with the implication that users will have to transfer through a layer of public programs to get to their destination. The resulting nature of “The Ideal City of refigured Civic Space” is a vast horizontal and vertical network in which the responsibilities and benefits of citizenship are fostered and executed. It is a space that is publicly accessible at all times. It is a space that is more than the agglomeration of streets, parks, urban structures and buildings; it is a space of boundaries, of demarcations and differentiations, of connections, and opportunities for civic life to take place.
For more information please visit: http://uabb.hk/
Ingeborg M. Rocker invited to join committee for the ALGOrithmic Design Quest Competition 2013|2014 (ALGODeQ)December 30th, 2013 by admin
Ingeborg M. Rocker of Rocker-Lange Architects was invited to join the committee for the ALGODeQ: ALGOrithmic Design Quest Competition 2013 | 2014. She serves on the committee as an advisor and judge along with Makoto Sei Watanabe (Chairman), Michael Hansmeyer (ETH), Urs Hirschberg (Graz), Christian Girard (Paris), Antonino Saggio (Rome), Hani Rashid (New York), among others.
The ALGOrithmic Design Quest seeks to inspire designs that reflect hopes, dreams, and speculations fostered through new technologies, creative logics, and aesthetic intuitions. The competition’s purpose is to encourage the development of new design strategies for architecture and the city. The international competition will recognize outstanding works of architecture and urban design created by means of computation. Application deadline is February 4th.
For complete information on categories, prizes and procedure, see: http://algodeq.org