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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…

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…

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…

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