A[I]rchitectural Minds


Queer Progenies

Given the increasing pressure to cope with the speed and scale of rapid urbanization, a collective human-machine intelligence approach to architectural and urban design that does not rely solely on the limited rationality and capacity of humans seems inevitable. Humans alone can still design a few select iconic and boutique buildings, but most architectural and urban design tasks can benefit from being “artificially” processed to respond to the challenges of rapid urbanization and ecological urgency, and  

to create culturally resilient architecture and urban solutions that respond to the specifics of individual sites. The research is predicated on the belief that in order to artificialize the architectural and urban design process, some groundwork will be necessary, especially with regard to the definition of a human-machine workflow that can constitute the kernel of a future, semi- or fully artificial design and urbanism agency, sensitive to some of the essential attributes of design creativity: ambiguity, anonymity, anomaly. 


Konstantin Schweitzer, Zeynep Takim, Ingrid Mayrhofer-Hufnagl

Part of the research project on 3D GANs supported by the Early-Stage Funding by the vice-rector of research, University of Innsbruck