AI weaves fragmented metallic forms to envision synthetic architecture of the future

AI weaves fragmented metallic forms to envision synthetic architecture of the future

ma2 studio fuses tectonic synergies

 

Michael Arellanes II, founder of MA2 Studio, fuses tectonic synergies and envisions futuristic hybrid architecture with his new AI-generated series, ‘Synthetic Futures’. Created using Midjourney, the project explores the limits of artificial intelligence, rendering dynamically fluid facades, openings, and structural envelopes from the future. In bold expressions, hybrid configurations of metallic panels, concrete, and glass, are curved, pleated, and layered to reveal monumental structures in a new transformative aesthetic.

AI weaves fragmented metallic forms to envision synthetic architecture of the future in series by michael arellanes II / MA2 studio
all images by Michael Arellanes II / MA2 Studio

 

 

‘synthetic futures’ experiments with ai complexity

 

With ‘Synthetic Futures’, MA2 Studio considers how AI technologies can be made to conform to the hands of its user in order to generate an aesthetic consistent with an existing portfolio. Experimenting with artificial intelligence complexity, founder and designer Michael Arellanes II tests the ability of text-to-image program Midjourney to create a transformative yet consistent architectural language.

 

The rendered AI tectonic surfaces and enclosures reveal layers of exuberant segments and impressions of metal panels and concrete volumes, seamlessly folded into dynamic compositions that evoke a sense of fluidity. The resulting expressions emerge as distinct and futuristic architectural structures composed of sweeping lines and curves, and layered segments of building components that continue to morph alongside one another.

AI weaves fragmented metallic forms to envision synthetic architecture of the future in series by michael arellanes II / MA2 studio
‘Synthetic Futures’ fuses tectonic synergies and envisions futuristic hybrid architectural volumes

 

 

As architects and designers increasingly continue to adapt generative design and artificial intelligence, MA2 Studio experiments with its ability to create a consistent and controlled aesthetic. Explaining the conceptual objectives of the project, Michael Arellanes II notes how current AI image generators utilize text-to-image technologies to produce flat images with extraordinary results of the unexpected. ‘The unexpected results are the most intriguing aspect of this new paradigm. As designers test the limits of AI’s imagination and complex image compositions, new possibilities never seen before are emerging,’ notes the designer.

 

‘These images are from large data sets in which the AI is able to reference and stitch together, creating new and original images or impressions. However, the more complex, the more impressionistic. This leaves the designer with unresolved formal creations but with a pandoras box of unlimited associations for the AI to compose. The current users have diverse backgrounds and references for the AI to compute, meaning some of the images are from the gaming community, film, and fashion,’ he continues.

AI weaves fragmented metallic forms to envision synthetic architecture of the future in series by michael arellanes II / MA2 studio
the project experiments with the potential of the AI program Midjourney

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AI weaves fragmented metallic forms to envision synthetic architecture of the future in series by michael arellanes II / MA2 studio
metal panels and concrete volumes are woven and layered into fluid compositions

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project info:

 

name: Synthetic Futures
designer: Michael Arellanes II / MA2 Studio

 

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