"GSD Pavilion 2012"

A further exploration of adaptable Architecture and sited on the south side of the GSD portico, the Wallhouse pavilion employs a series of wood sections to create a sequence of distinct interior and exterior spaces. Using digital parametric modeling, the pavilion considers site conditions and programmatic desires to act and react with the environment through the modification of the self-similar sections. The pavilion unfolds between two lines on the southern and northern extremes. As the sections widen and bend, two bulges develop.One producing a tear in the sections creating an inhabitable interior space that invites the visitor with a integrated bench.

The bending produces a distinct space between the pavilion and the GSD wall: a larger space facing Cambridge Street that funnels into a corridor leading to the GSD’s main entrance. The programmatic use of the space may range from being a relaxation space for the Cambridge pedestrian to being a temporal exhibition and review space for the GSD community. Between the scale of building and furniture, the pavilion continues to explore parametric modeling, versioning and serial multiplicities using standard construction material such as 2”x2”s. The entire structure is constructed from renewable wood material and is fully recyclable.

Project Title: "Wallhouse"
Location: Cambridge, USA
Design year: 2012
Type: Pavilion Design

 Wallhouse GSD   Rocker Lange Architects 
 Wallhouse GSD   Rocker Lange Architects 
 Wallhouse GSD   Rocker Lange Architects 
 Wallhouse GSD   Rocker Lange Architects 
 Wallhouse GSD   Rocker Lange Architects 
 Wallhouse GSD   Rocker Lange Architects 
 Wallhouse GSD   Rocker Lange Architects 


Rocker-Lange Architects


Ingeborg M. Rocker
Christian J. Lange

Cambridge, MA, London, England, Hong Kong


2015 100 Van Ness, Urban Adapter, sculpture bench
2015 Shanghai Lilong Tower Urbanism, Towards an Urbanism of Parametric Preservation
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


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


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