AI Designs Your House

Arkayv
4 min readNov 2, 2022

by Greg Balondo

Introduction

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is the future of homes. It can help you find the best deals on houses and apartments, plan your commute, and even help decide which room should be yours in a new building. Yet, AI’s potential doesn’t stop there: it can also design your home from scratch. We’re talking about entirely building your house without much human supervision — and these ‘AI designers’ are getting better every day. So how does this work? Let’s find out.

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Putting your trust in a computer may seem like a painful exercise, however…

As you learn more about AI and how it can help you design your house, you will be convinced that it can make life easier. The main benefit of using AI for designing a home is that it will allow you to save time and money by not having to hire an architect or interior designer in every process of design.

The same goes for construction management: this technology saves time. It allows people who don’t have specialized skill sets in particular areas like construction or plumbing to work in their own homes without outside supervision (which would cost them money). This means anyone who has ever dreamed about building their own home could do so at reduced cost whatsoever.

But what if AI could help you do just that, only faster?

Designing houses through AI is not magic: it is science. And it has impressive capabilities.

AI is good at pattern recognition — it can see motifs in data and predict how they will develop. For example, suppose you have much information about weather conditions over time, an AI system can determine which building materials would be most effective under certain conditions (e.g., freeze/thaw cycles).

Another use for AI is predicting shapes and structures that work most efficiently with the space; architects use this type of analysis when designing buildings or selecting materials like glass or steel. In addition, if you want your house built quickly (and affordably), AIs could help speed up construction processes. An example would be automating tasks like measuring wall lengths rather than having humans do them manually every step through construction.

Rather than starting from scratch, AI can use its power of pattern recognition to learn from previous designs and predict shapes and structures that work most efficiently with the space.

It’s an exciting idea: instead of having architects spend time on trial-and-error testing each new design, they can hand over their CAD files to a machine learning algorithm. The process will automatically create a model that works best in terms of cost and performance. This means more efficient buildings that are less likely to be rejected. Most clients don’t like what they see because it doesn’t match their expectations exactly — something we’ve seen happen too often recently. AI will minimize this common occurrence.

AI can also help architects polish design details.

It can help decide where to put the walls, windows, and doors within a building. It will utilize its power of pattern recognition to learn from previous designs and predict shapes and structures that work most efficiently with the space. For example, if an AI system indicated that a wall should separate a room with two windows, it could create mockups for both spaces, which still accurately reflect the design intent proposed by its creators.

The results will never be perfect, but that’s not the point of using AI here — it’s about laying down some good foundations for a human architect to take over and add their finishing touches.

You can use AI to speed up the design process. AI is a tool that will help you create better designs and layouts, but you will still need to intervene to execute the operations rightfully. AI is just as capable of making mistakes as any human architect — it’s just more likely to make them in more minor ways than humans would.

The key here is knowing how to add more details before moving on to the next step. That way, when we get back around later and start adding those details by hand (which we will), they’ll be there, templated, as proposed by our AI.

These homes are designed by Midjourney and Dalle2, by ti.fu on Instagram

By balancing efficiency against other factors when designing buildings like homes, AI can make construction cheaper, faster, and more adaptable to future life changes.

AI is helping architects build our future homes faster. It makes the design process more efficient, saving both homeowners time and money in the long run. An example of a webapp used by architects in their projects is midjourney.com. You type in a description of your design which will come up with different thematic configurations. You can then command the AI to add more details and polish the design to your liking.

AI is also helping architects build our future homes with a lower carbon or ecological footprint. For example, if an architect designs a house with many glass windows or other materials from around the world, this will add up to more emissions than if they had used something else — like wood or stone. We can use AI to source what’s available around the construction site and help decide on better materials to build sustainable, vernacular architecture.

Conclusion

AI can help architects build better houses for everyone. The technology can potentially transform how we make our homes, but it’s still in its infancy. More research is needed on how we can use AI in different contexts — designing buildings with new materials or redesigning existing ones with sustainable finishes — to harness its power and ensure it doesn’t threaten human creativity.

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