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4 Ways AI in Architecture Is Empowering Designers – Redshift

AI in architecture is gaining traction across industries, providing tools to automate aspects of urban planning, modular construction, interior layout, and more.

Økern Sentrum, a 1-million-square-foot, mixed-use development in Oslo, Norway, was designed using AI to optimize light, noise, and living space. Courtesy of a-Lab.
Økern Sentrum, a 1-million-square-foot, mixed-use development in Oslo, Norway, was designed using AI to optimize light, noise, and living space. Courtesy of a-Lab.

by Zach Mortice

  • The AI for engineering space is getting pretty crowded, with many companies developing ways to automate time-consuming processes.
  • For urban development, Norway’s Spacemaker analyzes noise, wind, traffic, and other data points to make cities more livable.
  • AI tools are also being created to improve bidding for modular construction, interior layout planning, and real-estate development.

As more buildings generate founts of data on how they’re built and operated, a new question emerges: Just who, or what, is best suited to sort through it all? The answer, especially for the early planning and design phases, is artificial intelligence (AI).

A new crop of innovations empowered by AI and machine learning are changing the architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) industry. Before designers even begin creating iterations, using automated tools to organize site and contextual data can sweep away ambiguity and, hopefully, risk. These tools can make very technical, programming-heavy tasks more accessible to noncoders such as designers or developers.

From research projects to commercial products, the following examples show how AI in architecture can create opportunities to improve the design process so human creativity can take center stage.

1. AI for Urban Development

New AI tools can apply generative and iterative power to urban-scale sites, looking beyond individual building requirements. This concept is exemplified by Spacemaker, the Norwegian technology company acquired by Autodesk, which offers cloud-based AI and generative-design software that helps planning and design teams make more informed decisions faster and enables improved sustainability opportunities from the start.

Applied in the early stages of real-estate development, Spacemaker can analyze up to 100 criteria across city blocks: zoning, views, daylight, noise, wind, roads, traffic, heat islands, parking, and more.

Read on >>> Source: Redshift 4 Ways AI in Architecture Is Empowering Designers

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