Today I would like to talk about the impact of artificial intelligence on architecture in 2023. The world changed forever, artificial intelligence became accessible to the public for free through tools such as:
Chat gpt completely changed the way of working. Its reputation grew from 0 to 1 million users in just 5 days, which is a differential record for any other platform in the world. In reference to Instagram, it took two months to reach one million users.
How does artificial intelligence influence architecture?
Lately there has been a lot of boom in architecture and artificial intelligence, in recent years some people think that it is about to transform the world we live in in unimaginable ways and others are a little less optimistic. Personally I prefer to keep an open mind and try things myself, I consider them as tools just like Revit, autocad and sketchup etc. I believe that they are here to facilitate the work, not to harm us.
A few years ago, many people thought that the first thing that artificial intelligence would replace was physical work and then it would be simple office jobs and then specialists such as programmers and coders and finally creative jobs, but the interesting thing is that it happened the other way around.
With the creation of programs that integrate artificial intelligence in architecture and construction, such as gpt chat, a transformative model that is trained on a massive text data set to understand and generate a human-like language.
It has been trained on millions of words, allowing it to understand and respond to a wide variety of messages and questions. We at the architecture studio use the program for basic tasks such as: project descriptions, building codes, emails for clients, messages for suppliers and much more. This makes it easier for us to focus on more creative work.
This tool, if used responsibly, can help develop the narrative that will capture the audience’s attention. One can see that taking advantage of this tool can have its benefits that will allow us to focus more on creative works, although the information provided is not tied to local laws yet and should always be checked for accuracy.
What advantages and disadvantages does artificial intelligence offer us?
The Arquitectura tool allows for deeper analysis and understanding of professional architecture knowledge for practical design applications. Moving to the generation of architectural images, there are programs such as mid journey, dall-e and stable diffusion, like others, these are language models that are capable of generating images from text descriptions.
These tools are trained using a dataset of images, allowing you to understand the relationship between text and images. This can be useful in a wide range of applications such as architectural imaging, marketing, advertising, and other creative applications.
Programs like mid journey and dall-e can already render in seconds, and multiple images can be rendered at once. Putting all these images together they could also make videos, in a short time we can already see virtual tours that are created according to the orders that you enter. At the moment the orders are to text, but imagine integrating a voice function like Alexa, in combination with virtual reality glasses you could be taking a tour in space and chat with artificial intelligence and recreate the different areas within the render. your taste in real time.
For example, if we ask intelligence to create a modern villa in the style of Calatrava inside a forest with many animals, depending on the result, you can modify in real time how it would be by adding more natural light to the room and having the roof in shape of an arch that puts a piano and a deer in the middle.
Immediately, the artificial intelligence applied to architecture will modify it instantly while you are taking a tour of the house, now imagine what these visualizations are creating at the same time as the bim, the electrical systems and the sanitary, construction details already with all its specifications in the most optimal way together with its most current costs on the market.
It’s crazy, but I think we are not very far from this, going further in the future you will replace the virtual reality glasses with neura link. A brain interface created by Elon Musk that allows humans and machines to connect. This will take it one step further, where we might only be limited by our ability to speak or write.
Neuralink will be limited by our ability to think, you will be able to send and receive information signals much faster and you will be able to visualize space and solve any problem instantly. This all sounds like science fiction, but remember that it is already very close to us.
So what do you think is the role of the architect? Personally, the beauty of being an architect is designing and conceiving creativity if you program. Dall-e at present can already make a fairly developed render to a client according to their tastes and this technology is barely in its infancy.
The role of the architect after the integration of artificial intelligence in the future may be in the field of construction, but we are not too far away from artificial intelligence in architecture entering the physical world, a few days ago boston dynamics published a robot builder video As you can see, this is what it is now and it is growing rapidly, the robot in a few years will be identical to a human.
In some areas it will function better than humans because it does not have to rest, sleep or eat, at the moment these two physical and artificial intelligence merge we will reach a point of superhuman intelligence. Imagine then after choosing the style of the house through a combination.
You could easily send the order and it will automatically generate and send all the details of the construction such as materials, construction program, logistics times and all the information that the construction of a house entails down to the last detail. You could also access the different purchasing areas, technical providers and the team of robots that will automatically start working on the construction in the most efficient way possible.
If we spend weeks or sometimes months on everything involved in the design process such as pre-design, schematic design, design development, construction documents, building permits, bids, negotiations and construction administration, AI in architecture can do all this in a matter of minutes or it can be in seconds.