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CityPeople wins 2nd Price

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CityPeople wins 2nd Price

  CityPeople has been awarded the 2nd price in the Jomfrustien urban renewal ideas competition in the Danish town of Haderslev. The competition concerned an inner city area adjacent to the medieval town centre. An important asking point in the competition was landscape based stormwater mangement. For our proposal, we scripted a parametric model to visualize new…

Terraces on a Slope

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Terraces on a Slope

  In this small sub-consultancy project for COWI, we scripted a model for a housing scheme consisting of terraces on a sloping site in Aalborg. While the housing typology was fixed, we used the parametric model to adjust the number of units in each row, the location and orientation of each row, and the alignment…

Single Family Housing Study

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Single Family Housing Study

  In this study we examined parametrically how a single housing family development consisting of identical two-level villas with terraces could be distributed on a sloping suburban site overlooking a valley. The challenge was to provide all units with a view while filling the site efficiently within the build-to line. At the same time, road…

Town Planning Meeting

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Town Planning Meeting

  Nicolai Steinø was invited to present his research on parametric urban design at the annual Danish Townplanning Meeting in Vordingborg, Denmark, on October 1-2, 2015. At the event, he presented a video (in Danish) explaining his work. Nicolai Steinø’s contribution was covered in Byplan Nyt, No. 4, 2015, p. 7 (in Danish).

Student Works

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Student Works

  In the Spring of 2014, approximately 40 students from the Architecture and Design program at Aalborg University followed my parametric urban design course. Here are some interesting student works from the course.  

Architecturae et Artibus

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Architecturae et Artibus

  Published in Architecturae et Artibus, vol. 19, no. 1, 2014 Parametric urban design is a potentially powerful tool for collaborative urban design processes. Rather than making one-off designs which need to be redesigned from the ground up in case of changes, parametric design tools make it possible keep the design open while at the same…

Guest Professor at Student Workshop

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Guest Professor at Student Workshop

  On May 9-10, 2014, Nicolai Steinø was invited to give a parametric urban design workshop to students attending the eCAADe International Workshop and Regional Conference at Bialystok University of Technology, Poland. At the end of the workshop, the results of the efforts of the students – most of whom had never written a design script before – were…

eCAADe at TU Delft

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eCAADe at TU Delft

  The eCAADe 2013 conference took place in the fantastic spaces of the Delft University of Technology Faculty of Architecture. Nicolai Steinø presented a paper at the conference, coauthored by Mine Özkar, Istanbul Technical University, and Miray Baş Yıldırım entitled “Parametric Design Strategies for Collaborative Urban Design”. Read the article here.  

Hillerød South

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Hillerød South

  CityPeople submitted an entry to the Hillerød Syd [Hillerød South] ideas competition for a large-scale urban extension to the Danish town of Hillerød. The proposal is based on a parametric urban design approach. The organizing principle of the design is a fractal grid of streets of varying length. A system of core units are laid out in…

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