Antje Kunze

Antje Kunze
ETH Zurich | ETH Zürich · Department of Architecture

Dipl.-Ing.

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Introduction
Antje Kunze holds a position as CEO of the ETH Zurich-SpinOff SmarterBetterCities AG. Up to 2013 Antje had the position as a research scientist and project coordinator at the Chair of Information Architecture ETH Zurich. Her main focus is opening up urban modeling and simulation to enrich participatory planning processes with interactive digital design feedback. Besides her degree in architecture Antje has a background in computer science with a strong focus on information visualization.
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October 2006 - December 2013
ETH Zurich
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  • Research Assistant

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Publications (21)
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This research paper concentrates on a conceptual framework for the creation of high-level procedural city models. A workflow is presented, which enables users to create city models in an intuitive way by using design-code-driven building typologies. This drastically advances traditional procedural city modelling where usually low-level implementati...
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Cities are rapidly growing. There is an assumption that 90% of global population growth will be in cities between now and 2030. Therefore, infrastructures and the environment have to be adapted to the changing demands. Moreover, new urban development strategies have to be elaborated. In 2007, the first international Visualization Summit of more tha...
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This paper describes the application of procedural modeling methods to automatically derive 3D models of high visual quality for a highly detailed and quick visualization of complex city models. We discuss the applicability of a procedural modeling pipeline of shape grammars in urban planning to derive meaningful 3D city models. Therefore we analyz...
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This paper focuses on a method for parameterization of urban space at the pedestrian scale. There is a growing demand for new design approaches that would help to slow down urban sprawls, move away from modernist urban planning models and improve the quality of urban centers overall [15]. One important aspect that contributes to the overall sustain...
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How can architects and urban planners design sustainable future cities? Are urban designers really designing urban systems? And which new computer-based techniques have changed the way they think, plan, and communicate? In this article we will investigate how design thinking can contribute to the planning of sustainable future cities. We will empha...
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In this paper, we address the problem of effective visualization of and interaction with multiple and multi-dimensional data supporting communication between project stakeholders in an information cave. More exactly, our goal is to enable multiple users to interact with multiple screens from any location in an information cave. We present here our...
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This paper describes how the Value Lab is a) developed and b) used in education, research and workshops for (1) Interactive urban design and scenario planning that includes methods to support concurrent collaborative urban design over distances, and scenario planning based on defined case studies; (2) Visualization techniques for the detection and...
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Visualization of huge data sets for activities in business worlds, entertainment industries and extended visualization in sciences are one of the most exciting chances in architecture. They can result in interweaving physical spaces - physical architectures - with electronic data spaces - virtual architectures. Places and localities with distances...
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This paper presents a novel approach for the automatic creation of vegetation scenarios in real or virtual 3D cities in order to simplify the complex design process and time consuming modeling tasks in urban landscape planning. We introduce shape grammars as a practical tool for the rule-based generation of urban open spaces. The automatically gene...
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In this paper we discuss how the planning of complex urban systems can be supported by combining (a) dynamic, complimentary visualization software toolkits for planning, project management and visualizing neighborhoods, (b) interactive real-built information architecture, (c) multi-touch, large format display devices and (d) collaboration technique...
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Successful sustainable urban planning has to deal with existing demands in urban design connected to a highly complex system in every direction of business a planner could think of. Furthermore, reality frequently overtakes ongoing planning. These circumstances are especially severe for the urban planning of mega cities, where sustainability must b...
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In this paper, we address the problem of effective visualization of and interaction with multiple and multi-dimensional data supporting communication between project stakeholders in an information cave. More exactly, our goal is to enable multiple users to interact with multiple screens from any location in an information cave. We present here our...

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The overall goal of the NRP 65 project “SUPat – Sustainable Urban Patterns” was to establish a collaborative modelling platform, which bundles the diverse capabilities and methods of designers, planners, scientists and simulation tools, such as advanced economic and transport modelling tools, ecological process models, and social analyses, to derive at convincing sustainable urban patterns.