Hassan Ragab’s AI-generated explorations in architecture
Computer designer and digital artist Hassan Ragab explores non-modular architecture using text to image artificial intelligence tool Mid Road. The riveted structures reveal colossal facades carved with intricate patterns and wide openings. For this series, the buildings are clad in organic shapes that resemble lush vegetation as a means of a new form of ornamentation. The result sees the conjunction of constructed solutions and surrealism, expanding the limits of physical and architectural imaginations.
According to the Egyptian artist, the future of architecture is in question in the hands of AI tools, which over the years are becoming more and more powerful. ‘These tools are still in their infancy, but they are developing at a much faster rate than we can imagine. We are already seeing some of these tools integrated into Adobe products, others extending to video creation, and a few research papers paving the way for text in 3D models. There is also news about AI clouds automating electrical models in BIM (Building Information Modeling). I believe that over the next few years, these tools will slowly take a more prominent place in the architectural process, expanding to evaluate viable building options and find optimal structural solutions, project management techniques and construction methods. appropriate construction. Until then, it will be very difficult to predict what it means to be an architect. For now, I hope technology will allow humanity to come up with new, better, and more sensible ideas about where and how we live, but I could be wrong. Ragab shares with designboom.
all images by Hassan Ragab
a perfect example of parametric architecture
The Egyptian interdisciplinary designer and artist generates digital art, using Midjourney as the main design tool for his fictional architectural series. Hassan Ragab reconstructs virtual modules of primitive architecture into dynamic and abstract arrangements. The result is an excellent example of parametric architecture, which expands our imagination and defies physical constraints. The images depict towering volumes intricately etched with ‘vegetation’ and glazing, linking the monumental scale to artistic expressionism. According to Ragab, the AI program is an intriguing tool for exploration, requiring detailed inputs to lead to creative results. Although it seems to involve less creativity, in fact it forces the human brain to be more imaginative using prompts.
“Only very few architects are able to manifest their own visions in real life. This is mainly due to its high cost and complexity, leading many architects to be involved in many different aspects of the discipline. away from design. In modern times and despite what we see around us of fascinating works of engineering, treating architecture as a visual language has become a luxury that only star architects can afford. Currently accessible AI text-to-image generators are purely artistic media, which greatly limits their use in design, however, as these generators are trained to create new images using billions of existing images; these tools open a huge portal for architects (especially young and in a hurry) to very quickly and creatively visualize their concepts, to re-examine the essential questions about architectural inspirations and what forms the visual identities of our cities,’ the artist tells designboom.
AI-generated images explore non-modular architecture
lush vegetation as a means of a new form of ornamentation
mixing architectural solutions and surrealism
Ragab’s design goes beyond physical limits
using Midjourney as the primary design tool
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October 09, 2022