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The impact of AI on design and architecture is an increasingly hot topic. Searches for AI design have risen significantly on Pinterest, and we've rounded up seven architecture projects from our AI designs board.

An increasing number of architects and designers are now using text-to-image generators, including ChatGPT, Dalle-E and MidJourney, to assist them during the design process.

This roundup features studios like Zaha Hadid Architects and Hickok Cole, who have used AI to design conceptual buildings.

Scroll down to see seven AI-designed projects and browse our popular AI designs board on Pinterest to see more.

Zaha Hadid Architects image of Neom project created using Midjourney

Zaha Hadid Architects

This year, the principal of Zaha Hadid Architects Patrik Schumacher disclosed the studio's use of image-generated technology to produce design ideas for projects.

Schumacher presented several images of buildings that were made using DALL-E 2, Midjourney and Stable Diffusion, including the visualisation of potential projects for Neom. The AI-generated images featured the studio's trademark fluid, sinewy style.

Find out more about Zaha Hadid Architects' AI designs ›

Manas Bhatia

Manas Bhatia

Indian architect and computational designer Manas Bhatia used the image-to-text generator Midjourney to create a project that was designed to "make people think of a future where architecture co-exists with nature".

Bhatia hopes that, by creating images of buildings with natural qualities using AI, people will envision a world where architecture and nature can coincide. Bhatia also created the lead image of this story.

Dezeen spoke to Bhatia and other architects and designers about how AI software will change architecture and design.

Find out more about Manas Bhatia and AI's impact on design ›

Hickok Cole building designed using ChatGPT

Hickok Cole

Hickok Cole project architect Jack Lynch used the AI chatbot ChatGPT to design a large mixed-use building featuring a green roof and a swimming pool as a research project.

The ChatGPT-designed building was imagined to be 24 storeys high and accommodate retail, office, residential, hotel and library spaces. To visualise the structure, Lynch used ChatGPT to create prompts and inputted them into the text-to-image AI tool Midjourney.

Find out more about Hickok Cole's AI-designed building ›

Lookx paper crumble

Tim Fu

Designer Tim Fu used LookX to turn photographs of crumpled paper into building models inspired by architects Frank Gehry (above) and Zaha Hadid.

"It has so much potential, not only in the present but the future, because it's only going to be going in a much more developed direction," Fu told Dezeen.

Find out more about LookX ›

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Daniel Riopel

Last month Dezeen challenged readers to design the artwork for our latest editorial series, called AItopia. For his entry, Canadian R&D technician Daniel Riopel used Midjourney to create a glass-bound planet Earth that is embedded into the core of a motherboard (above).

According to Riopel, the design represents the intricate and intertwined relationship between humanity and technology.

See all of the AItopia competition entries ›

Dezeen ai artwork competition entry

Nathan Branch

Nathan Branch is a part one architectural assistant who also entered the AI reader competition.

Branch's entry, which was also made using Midjourney, depicts a dystopian vision of a future that has become occupied by giant data cores housing AI servers in reference to humanity's endless pursuit of technological progress.

See all of the AItopia competition entries ›

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Gabriel Piasta Tworek

San Francisco-based Polish architect Gabriela Piasta Tworek created their illustration for Dezeen's AI reader competition using Midjourney.

Tworek's artwork envisages a future city shaped by vast neural networks – the computing systems that power AI.

See all of the AI competition entries ›

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