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Artificial Intelligence for Image Research

A guide on how to use Generative AI for image generation, editing, concept creation and development.

Workflow #1 - Concept Exploration with Image Generation AI


AI images are more like sketches and it is up to the architect to translate these sketches into drawings, models and fabrication data - Andrew Kudless


Image Generation AI has made waves in the architectural industry as a means to quickly explore initial design concepts. Architecture firms and practitioners use these AI tools as a means of "sketching", quickly testing out the viability of different ideas before narrowing down on the best few.

In the following guides, we explore how these AI models can be used to generate a quick set of concepts for architectural studios.

Initial mood board and concept explorations, ARC2014 Comprehensive Studio.2023.

By Zhen X. Yang and Toby Evans