This month #asloves ‘Symbiotic Architecture’ the AI-generated architectural project of architect and computational designer Manas Bhatia.
“The project began as an AI-based investigation into the interactions we have all had with nature, such as appreciating a tree’s shade on a hot day, reading a newspaper in a courtyard under a tree, or simply hanging out in a park to take in the changing hues of the leaves. Building on these observations, came the idea of a “utopian future” in which buildings are not machines made of steel or concrete is presented. Instead, the structure is alive and has the ability to grow and breathe. Imagine a Hyperion tree (a coast redwood in California that is considered the world’s tallest known living tree) that has been hollowed out, with apartments facing inward and natural light flooding in to create an enchanting bio-atrium. Using AI tools like Midjourney helped conceptualize some of the answers to questions like “Can structures grow?” “Can the envelope in which we live breathe as creatures do?” ” Manias Bhatia, on his Instagram
The results are remarkable, with some of the most forward-thinking architectural forms we’ve seen so far! A beautiful concept, beautifully executed.
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