29 Sep New AI tools for Architecture: Dall-e, Image, Midjourney.
The recent popularity of Artificial Intelligence imaging tools such as OpenAI’s DALL-E 2 and Google Research
Image has raised new questions about creativity and artistic integrity.
These new tools can create realistic images or give way to your robotic creativity to generate other artistic solutions, illustrations and designs from a series of “Tags” or descriptions that we indicate in our common language.
The results are surprising and open up a whole field for the generation of ideas and the realization of projects for the architect and designer. The inevitable controversy has also arisen as to whether AI will end up harming certain sectors, especially now that its use is being opened up to everyone.
Manas Bhatia has a bold vision of the future — one where residential skyscrapers covered in trees, plants and algae act as “air purification towers.”
In a series of detailed images, the New Delhi-based architect and computational designer has brought the idea to life. His imagined buildings are depicted rising high above a futuristic metropolis, their curved forms inspired by shapes found in nature.
But the pictures were not entirely of his own imagination. They were created using AI imaging software.
For his conceptual project, “AI x Future Cities,” Bhatia turned to an artificial intelligence imaging tool, Midjourney, that generates elaborate pictures based on written prompts. Using a series of text descriptions — featuring phrases like “futuristic towers,” “utopian technology,” “symbiotic,” and “bioluminescent material” — Midjourney yielded a series of digital images that Bhatia further tweaked by honing the prompts.
In another project, titled “Symbiotic Architecture,” Bhatia imagined a future in which buildings are made from living materials. Using prompts like “giant” and “hollowed,” he produced images of what he called a “utopian future” in which apartments are formed inside redwood-sized trees.
These tools combined with the parametric design of buildings, or with the reproduction of interior designs
they can be incredible for the sector.
In the near future, we will see architects and designers unfailingly using AI tools.