Nicolai Bo Andersen is an architect and professor at the Royal Danish Academy – Centre for Sustainable Building Cultures. In his teaching, research and practice, a critical question is how an embodied, aesthetic interaction may stimulate ecological awareness and protection of the environment while respecting the planetary boundaries.
The focal point is the phenomenological qualities of architecture: the direct, embodied experience of materials, tectonics and space; texture and gravity; quietness and movement; light and shadow. The aim is to unite material qualities, a strong spatial identity and low resource consumption in a sustainable building culture for the future.
He has studied at The Cooper Union, New York, and graduated from the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, School of Architecture in 1998. He started teaching in 2000 and established his own private practice in 2001. He is head of the master’s degree programme Sustainable Building Culture, and head of the Centre for Sustainable Building Culture at the Royal Danish Academy – Institute of Architecture and Culture.
He is a member of the Danish Arts Foundation’s Danish Arts Council, appointed by the Danish Minister for Culture for 2021–2024. He was member of the Historic Buildings Council, appointed by the Danish Minister for Culture, 2019–2023 and a visiting professor at TU München, Lehrstuhl für Entwerfen und Gestalten, 2019–2020.
Nicolai Bo Andersen has been honoured in numerous competitions. He has published several articles on sustainable architecture and participated in numerous exhibitions, including Biennale Architettura, Venice 2016, and Enriched Simplicity, Tokyo 2021. He is a frequent lecturer at European schools of architecture and design, including Design Academy Eindhoven, Leibniz Universität Hannover, Kungl. Konsthögskolan Stockholm, TU Darmstadt, Hochschule Luzern, TU München, and others.
His work is supported by the Danish Arts Foundation and is featured at the Danish Parliament and at Marienborg, the official residence of the Prime Minister of Denmark.
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