Posts Tagged ‘Computation’

I.M.Rocker @ ACADIA 2010 Life in:formation

Thursday, October 21st, 2010

Ingeborg M. Rocker of Rocker-Lange Architects has been invited to serve as a panelist at this year’s ACADIA conference at the Cooper Union in New York. ACADIA 2010 will focus on the changing nature of information and its impact on architectural education, research, and practice.

The conference will gather leading practitioners, theorists, and researchers who will examine the relation that architecture has with technology and information, and how the latter propels today’s most innovative design experimentation and research. ACADIA 2010 will be centered on a series of keynote lecturers, invited panelists, peer-reviewed essay sessions – included on a proceedings publication- and two groundbreaking exhibition including peer-reviewed projects -featured in an exhibition catalog.

CONFERENCE: October 21 – October 24 of 2010
The Great Hall of The Cooper Union and Rose Auditorium, 7 East 7th Street, New York, NY 10003

WORKSHOP PRESENTATIONS + DISCUSSION: October 18th of 2010, 5pm
The Great Hall of The Cooper Union – free admission

WORKSHOPS: October 17 – October 20 of 2010
Different labs in New York City

EXHIBITIONS: October 21 – November 10 of 2010
The Great Hall Gallery of The Cooper Union, 7 East 7th Street, New York, NY 10003
(Opening + discussion: Oct. 23, 6pm) and
The Pratt Institute, Siegel Gallery, 61 St. James Place, Brooklyn, NY 11238
(Opening + discussion: Oct. 22, 7pm)

ACADI@NY, LIVE PERFORMANCES: October 23 of 2010, 9pm
The Great Hall of The Cooper Union

Rocker-Lange Architects @ Venice 2010

Saturday, August 28th, 2010

Rocker-Lange Architects are participating in this year’s Venice Biennale with their project entitled “Serial Architecture – Systems of Multiplicities”. The scheme on display is part of the exhibition “Quotidian Architectures” in the Hong Kong Pavilion.

Venice Biennale, 2010, Architecture, Hong Kong Pavilion, Rocker Lange Architects, Quotidian Architectures, Christian J. Lange, Ingeborg Rocker, Parametric Architecture,parametric tower, Housing Tower

Hong Kong housing is based predominantly on the typology of the tower. While this configuration allows for many different interpretations, the common approach to this design task is based on repetitive, reductive and profit driven ideas. The potential for innovation in form and organisation of this typology remains yet unbuilt.

Venice Biennale, 2010, Architecture, Rocker Lange Architects, Hong Kong Pavilion, Quotidian Architectures, Christian J. Lange, Ingeborg Rocker, Parametric Architecture, parametric tower

This project interrogates these circumstances by investigating possible alternative design techniques that can result into a series of tower configurations that vary and possibly produce unique identities.

Parametric Architecture, Venice Biennale, 2010, Architecture, Rocker Lange Architects, Hong Kong Pavilion, Quotidian Architectures, Christian J. Lange, Ingeborg Rocker, Parametric Architecture, parametric tower

With the introduction of digital media and digital manufacturing processes, the conception of modularized architecture constructed out of nearly identical industrially mass-produced components has been challenged. Today, with the use of the computer and various open software packages, architecture can instead be realized as varying prototypes of a series. Within each series a variety of design versions can be realized. Each of these design versions is unique and yet also part of the series.

Venice Biennale, Architecture, parametric tower, Rocker Lange Architects, Hong Kong Pavilion, Quotidian Architectures, Christian J. Lange, Ingeborg Rocker, Parametric Architecture

Rather than having a fixed form, this approach offers the ability to develop models that describe a flexible space that is based on a set of relationships of discrete elements. Hence, the designer is able to constantly redefine and alter the model, capable of producing many possible versions based on varying input data.

“Computation in Command?”

Wednesday, November 5th, 2008

Ingeborg M. Rocker of Rocker-Lange Architects announces her book “Computation in Command?” The book that discusses the implication of computation on the theory and praxis of architecture is expected to be published in Fall 2009.

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