Unusual Architecture + [Rocker-Lange Architects]

Hong Kong: [URBAN ADAPTER BY ROCKER-LANGE ARCHITECTS]
Rocker-Lange Architects

Hong Kong’s urban furniture contains multiple functional objects. Each of them belongs to a different set of formal expression or is part of a different style.

Rocker-Lange Architects

While variation is obvious in the style mix of Hong Kong’s public furniture, there is a lack of uniformity in the formal expression that could foster a unique Hong Kong identity.

Rocker-Lange Architects

This design proposal for a contemporary city bench seeks to understand the concept of street furniture as a holistic design problem. Instead of offering only one single static design, this scheme suggests multiple varying solutions that meet specific fitness criteria.

Rocker-Lange Architects

The project “Urban Adapter” is based on a digital parametric model. At its core the model utilizes explicit site information and programmatic data to react and interact with its environment.

Rocker-Lange Architects

That way the model’s DNA structure is capable of producing a variety of unique furniture results. Together they generate an endless family of new urban bench furniture.

Rocker-Lange Architects

Rather than having a fixed form the members of the family can adapt to different site conditions and programmatic needs.

Rocker-Lange Architects

While all of the designs have the ability to serve as a seating element, some have additional programmatic values added, such as recycling containers, flower buckets or billboards serving for advertisement or educational purposes.

Rocker-Lange Architects

The generated functional surface invites the user to new seating and communication arrangements and establishes a unique identity for the urban space of Hong Kong.

Rocker-Lange Architects
Rocker-Lange Architects

Location: Hong Kong Designer: Rocker-Lange Architects Design year: 2009 Construction year: 2009 Type: Exhibition contribution Client/Organisation: Hong Kong & Shenzhen Biennale

Place: Hong Kong