norah alsuairy imagines surreal basketball courts carved into AlUla's sandstone canyons

norah alsuairy imagines surreal basketball courts carved into AlUla's sandstone canyons

norah alsuairy fuses sports, nature, and technology

 

With towering rock formations and sweeping sand dunes, AlUla’s surreal landscapes become the muse for Norah Alsuairy’s AI-generated series. Fusing sports, nature, and technology the digital artist’s renderings nestle basketball courts amid sandstone canyons in the desert of Saudi Arabia, illuminated by natural light that seeps through their openings.

 

Inspired by AlUla’s scenic vistas combined with her passion for basketball, Alsuairy envisioned a court that integrates with its natural surroundings. The rugged contours of the mountains provide a dramatic backdrop, against which players can enjoy a game while being immersed in nature, while their earthen hues meld into the surfaces of the courts.

AlUla’s sandstone canyons nestle basketball courts in norah alsuairy’s AI-generated series
all images by Norah Alsuairy

 

 

ai-generated basketball courts echo the natural backdrop

 

‘This project embodies my passion for sports and my love for the stunning environment of AlUla, brought to life with the power of artificial intelligence,’ notes Norah Alsuairy. The artist transforms the vast geologies into equally monumental recreational spaces.

 

Using artificial intelligence design tools, Alsuairy generated multiple design iterations, each refining the integration of the basketball court with the natural landscape. The final designs are the result of countless simulations and adjustments, ensuring that the imagined compositions not only meet functional requirements but also enhance the visual, sensorial, and emotional experience of the spaces.

norah alsuairy imagines surreal basketball courts carved into AlUla's sandstone canyons
Norah Alsuairy fuses sports and nature with AI

norah alsuairy imagines surreal basketball courts carved into AlUla's sandstone canyons
AlUla’s surreal landscape, with towering rock formations and sweeping sand dunes, become the muse for the series

AlUla’s sandstone canyons nestle basketball courts in norah alsuairy’s AI-generated series
the design incorporates natural materials and earthen hues that complement the mountainous terrain

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norah alsuairy imagines surreal basketball courts carved into AlUla's sandstone canyons
the AI-generated basketball courts imagine spaces where players can enjoy a game while being immersed in nature

AlUla’s sandstone canyons nestle basketball courts in norah alsuairy’s AI-generated series
transforming the vast geologies into equally monumental recreational spaces

norah alsuairy imagines surreal basketball courts carved into AlUla's sandstone canyons

norah alsuairy imagines surreal basketball courts carved into AlUla's sandstone canyons

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project info:

 

name: Basketball Court in AlUla, Saudi Arabia
artist: Norah Alsuairy

 

 

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edited by: ravail khan | designboom

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