Category: ARTIFICIAL DESIGN

Refuge 2.0 – Artificial Swissness

ARTIFICIAL DESIGN, CODING, URBAN

In Refuge 2.0 – Artificial Swissness we examine the notion of “cultural resilience” in Alpine cities, and question the role of creative artificial intelligence and deep learning in architecture. Confronting the machine as an active design agent, we ask the following questions: Can machines automatically learn and generate meaningful architecture? Can they go beyond quantifiable data and optimization (…)

Glasgow Prototypology

ARTIFICIAL DESIGN, URBAN

Whether we like it or not, the near future will be defined by automation, artificial intelligence, smart infrastructure and urban intensification. This rapidly approaching reality begs several questions: How will we co-exist with machines? How will we perceive and relate to destinations with unpopulated architecture? Once again, during the spring semester, Glasgow is our case (…)

Voxel Synthesis

ARTIFICIAL DESIGN, CODING, HOME

In the ever-evolving world of computer rendering technologies, the demand for more original and diverse 3D models is ever-increasing to the point where the man-hours for creating these models for video games, movies and architectural designs are counted in hundreds, if not thousands. This project proposes a new way to generate relatively large voxel models (…)

Forming/Unforming Book Design

ARTIFICIAL DESIGN, CODING, HOME

Forming/Unforming is a publication for SUTD’s Architecture and Sustainable Design programme. The design process of the book involves the creation of algorithms to both extract and curate its very content. Natural language processing algorithms are used to measure, identify and summarise documents’ textual content, while image processing algorithms are used to extract and quantise documents’ (…)

Xixinan Dynamic Model

ARTIFICIAL DESIGN, CODING, HOME, URBAN

Students have begun overlaying dynamic content onto the Xixinan site model.  This technique allows us to focus on urban dimensions of time and motion which have been important throughout the semester. Augmenting the traditional architectural model with animated sound, color and lights expands our narrative range and helps us think of the village as a (…)

Singapore Prototypologies

ARTIFICIAL DESIGN, CODING, EXPERIENCE, HOME, URBAN

We would like to announce the publication of our latest studio retrospective: ‘Singapore Prototypologies.’ Reviewing two semesters of students work from the MediaxDesign lab’s masters of architecture studio, the book explores the uniqueness of Singaporean urbanization and the challenges and opportunities of designing for the creative economy. https://morphogenesis16.wordpress.com Image credits: MxD

Studio Launch: Xixinan Rural Return

ARTIFICIAL DESIGN, EXPERIENCE, HOME, URBAN

This year’s studio develops the architectural implications of the Rural Return: a movement combining reverse migration of China’s urbanized villagers back to their ancestral homes and the renewed interest of China’s urban elite in rural history and lifestyle. The studio takes place in Xixinan village, a historic rural village near the Huangshan Mountains in Anhui (…)

Singapore Studio 01

ARTIFICIAL DESIGN, HOME, URBAN

This fall 2016 our studio site is Changi Business Park in Singapore, a rapidly growing island-nation that has evolved from a port city to a logistics, service and knowledge hub. The site is located at the eastern edge of Singapore, directly adjacent to the Changi Airport; which ranks among the busiest airports in the world (…)

Remix

ARTIFICIAL DESIGN, CODING, EXPERIENCE, HOME

An on-going research that explores the potential of algebraic recombination of learned high-dimensional vector representations for generative design. A series of interfaces were developed to investigate these latent design spaces. In progress. keywords: Dimensionality Reduction, Computer Vision, Combinatorics, Voxel, Java design research: Immanuel Koh creative-coding: Immanuel Koh video 1 video 2 Image credits: Immanuel Koh

The Next 50

ARTIFICIAL DESIGN, CODING, HOME, URBAN

The Next 50 showcases innovations from SUTD at the intersection of design and technology for a Better Singapore. It is a SG50 exhibition about the future, the next 50 years, rather than the past — reflecting the forward-looking spirit of the new university. The design was generated artificially by algorithms: it was primarily driven by (…)

Design Decoder

ARTIFICIAL DESIGN, CODING, HOME

An initial software prototype capable of automating the process of decoding a commonly used parametric design data (PDD) file format and then re-encoding it with new set of metrics to facilitate multiple PDD searchability, comparability and interoperability, via an integrated web interface querying a design data repository. All PDDs are conceptualized as genealogies of numerical (…)

Singapore Studio 02

ARTIFICIAL DESIGN, CODING, EXPERIENCE, HOME, URBAN

This Spring 2017 we are holding our second Singapore Studio and asking our students to propose innovation prototypologies- architectures that cater to the creative class. Our site, as in the previous semester, is the innovation district of Changi Business Park, anchored by the new Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD). Designing for innovation requires (…)