A video series from Archinect explores how AI will aid human creators across the critical stages of a design project

The design and architecture site Archinect has released a series of videos that explore the impact of artificial intelligence on design and architecture. A series of five films takes us through the impact of the AI across the critical stages of a design project.

The films suggest that AI has already changed the way we work and create because it is already in the computers we design with. Computers can gather a huge amount of meta-data in and around a location today and after a scope has been provided (namely, a ‘brief’ from a human), the AI can work off the data it has access to, to develop hundreds of design options for a project.

Humans, the film’s narrator suggests, will do less of the design work and more of the tweaking to make sure the designs fit the intended human experience. Interestingly, the filmmakers suggest that AI systems will look at nature for much of the inspiration in their design and this in turn will provide an aesthetic of detail and intricacy, especially when built by robots and 3D-printed machinery.

No matter what aspect of the consumer experience you design, we think it’s worth spending some time at lunch this week, watching all five of the five-minute videos.

  • Part 1 explores how AI is helping architects during what is often the first stage of a design process: collecting site information.
  • Part 2 explores how AI is helping architects and designers make decisions and even generate entire design proposals.
  • Part 3 explores how AI combined with Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality is being used to change how architect, client and users can engage with a design.
  • Part 4 explores how AI is helping develop a new breed to builders, the robot craftsmen.
  • In Part 5 we conclude by exploring how AI systems are being integrated into our buildings and speculate on how computer scientists and programmers with influence the built environment in the future.

The videos in this series were produced by Otis Harley, founder of ArchiShorts, and based on the Archinect article, ‘The Architecture of Artificial Intelligence,’ by Hannah Wood.

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The design and architecture site Archinect has released a series of videos that explore the impact of artificial intelligence on design and architecture. A series of five films takes us through the impact of the AI across the critical stages of a design project.

The films suggest that AI has already changed the way we work and create because it is already in the computers we design with. Computers can gather a huge amount of meta-data in and around a location today and after a scope has been provided (namely, a ‘brief’ from a human), the AI can work off the data it has access to, to develop hundreds of design options for a project.