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Student Workshop in Bucharest

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Student Workshop in Bucharest

  On March 20-23, Nicolai Steinø held a parametric urban design workshop in Bucharest, Romania, by invitation from the Ion Mincu University of Architecture and Urbanism. Architecture students built their first parametric urban design skills in this 4-day intensive workshop, and some of them achieved impressive results.  

PPADD Conference in Sharjah

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PPADD Conference in Sharjah

  At the conference “Representation: Process and Practice Across Design Disciplines” at the American University of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, on February 15-17, Nicolai Steinø presented a paper entitled “Architectural Drawing: Notation, Reflection, Communication and Presentation”. Download the paper here.

Yilong Livable City

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Yilong Livable City

In an entry for the Yilong Livable City competition, CityPeople has proposed a parametric urban design approach, combining city-wide mobility, landscape and topology analysis, and urban morphology. The proposal integrates three scales – the superblock, the neighborhood and the urban block – and suggests an integration framework for green spaces and circulation on the city…

Cambridge to Oxford Connection

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Cambridge to Oxford Connection

In an entry for the Cambridge to Oxford Connection Ideas Competition, CityPeople has proposed a strategy of dispersed concentration within the framework of autonomous places. It is based on a parametric urban design approach, combining regional mobility, landscape and topology analysis, and urban morphology. The proposal integrates three scales – the region, the town, and…

Mapping the Architectural Genome

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Mapping the Architectural Genome

The eCAADe 2017 conference took place in Rome at the Sapienza University Department of Faculty of Civil and Industrial Engineering, which is located in a beautiful old convent. Nicolai Steinø presented a paper at the conference entitled “Mapping the Architectural Genome – A Preliminary Study of Facade Syntax”. Read the paper here. As its point…

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…

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…

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