Parametric Structures HKU

"Spring Seminar 2010 @ HKU"


This seminar examined the concepts of parametric systems, its applications in - and its implication on architecture. Through a series of lectures and exercises students were introduced to the theoretical background and logic of parametric structures and the generation of them. Different digital design techniques were studied and deployed in order to generate several parametrically driven prototypes that had the capacity to form architectural structures or space. In addition a variety of digital fabrication techniques were examined to extract models in a manner that can be precisely machined and logically reassembled using the facilities in the school of Architecture.


Credits:

Instructor:
Christian J. Lange

Students:
Chan Hon Lam, Chan Kam Ming, Chan King Tai, Cheung Wai, Fu Hui Yan, Fung Yuen Man, Gao Jinghang, Guo Jia, Ha Yat Sing, Ho Hoi Ling, Ho Wan Yin, Hui Ka Chun, Hui Po Man, Ip Kin Shing, Kwan Kwok Ying, Lai Lok Sung, Lam Kin Pun, Lee Chung Tat, Leung Chi Hoi, Leung Hong Yi, Ma Yao, Mok Chui Ha, Ng Pui Yee, Or Hoi Ling, Poon Chi Chung, Tang Wai Lam, Tong Gar Kin, Tsang Ming Cheung, Tse Wing Yi, Tsoi Wai Kuen, Wan Kam Ping, Wong Chong Shing, Wong Yuen Yee, Yan Kit Man, Yan Shing Fung, Lee Kwan Yee, Li Kwan Ho, Woo Yin Shan, Li Kit Kei, Chan Wei To, Cheng Chi Chung, Adrian Lo, Lui Kam Fung, Yip Kin Lun, Wong Kin Hing, Chan Chi Yin, Yu Wai Nang, Yam Sai Tung, Chen Rui Min, Tsui Yu Yan, Yam Sai Tung Tony

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 HKU, Department Architecture   Parametric Tower  
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 Christian J Lange, HKU   Parametric Structures 
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 Parametric, Christian J Lange   Z-Corp Print Tower 
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 Parametric, Christian J Lange   Parametric Structures 
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 Parametric, Christian J Lange   Parametric Structures 

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Rocker-Lange Architects

Principals

Ingeborg M. Rocker
Christian J. Lange

Cambridge, MA, London, England, Hong Kong

Projects

2014 The Ideal City of Refigured Civic Space, Hong Kong & Shenzhen Biennale, Hong Kong
2013 Blend-es-Scape, Beijing, China, A pavilion for the Fifth International Architectural Biennale Beijing 2013
2013 Taichung Cultural Centre, Taichung, Taiwan
2012 Wallhouse, Cambridge, USA,GSD Pavilion 2012 2012 Density & Openess Reviseted: Recoding Building Bulk in Hong Kong, Hong Kong & Shenzhen Biennale, Hong Kong
2011 Busan Opera House, Busan, South Korea
2010 Serial Architecture Systems of Multiplicities, Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy
2010 Tokyo Fashion Museum, Omotesando, Tokyo, Japan
2009 Urban Adapter, Hong Kong & Shenzhen Biennale, Hong Kong
2009 Catalytic Connector - Museum of Natural History, Copenhagen, Denmark
2009 Living Bridge London Bridge, London, UK
2008 Villa Inside|Out Outside|In, The Ordos 100, Mongolia, China
2007 Domicile Heldt, Eckernfoerde, Germany
2006 Villa Risse, Krefeld, Germany

Product Design

2010 Zhuhai Lounge
2009 SP-Table_01
2009 SP-Table_02
2009 Urban Adapter

Research

2010 Parametric Structures, Spring Seminar, The University of Hong Kong, Department of Architecture
2009 On the Brink, Spring Seminar, Harvard University, GSD
Versioning: Architecture as Series
Cross scalar and functional scaling: adaptive facades
Algorithmically controlled surfaces

Publications

2008 Versioning: Architecture as Series?
2008 Berechneter Zufall: Max Benses Informationsaesthetik
2008 Architectures of the Digital Realm: Experimentation by Peter Eisenman / Frank O. Gehry
2006 Digital Revolution: Feedback between Architecture, Technology, and Culture
2006 Calculus-Based Form: An Interview with Greg Lynn
2006 When Code Matters, in Programming Cultures: Design, Science, and Software
2005 Re-Coded: Studio Rocker
2004 Das Denkmal fuer die Ermordeten Juden Europas in Berlin: Erinnern, Bewahren, Hinterfragen
2004 Virtuale: Il Senza Forma in Architettura: Di Ingeborg Rocker
2003 Fugitive Realities: Konrad Fiedler
2002 Versioning Informing Architectures, in: Versioning: Evolutionary Techniques in Architecture
1998 Memorizing, Maintaining, Questioning: Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, Peter Eisenman
1998 The Virtual: The Unform in Architecture