ai x future cities by manas bhatia
Manas Bhatia’s AI x Future Cities series of AI-generated images explores the possibilities of sustainable infrastructure following the rapid global increase in urbanization. Using artificial intelligence, the architect and designer imagines a sustainable utopian city of the future with towering skyscrapers enveloped with algae facades. Visualized as futuristic biophilic air-purification towers, the green structures offer many benefits for modern society and infrastructure by reducing carbon emissions and minimizing the use of artificial cooling. Manas Bhatia utilizes Midjourney to realize his vision, inputting text-based prompts into the AI program to generate this green, utopian architectural vision of the future.
all images by Manas Bhatia
algae-clad biophilic towers purify the city air
The AI x Future Cities project utilizes Midjourney to envision how sustainable architecture in the utopian future may look like. Manas Bhatia’s AI-generated series proposes tall, futuristic skyscrapers clad in algae, that double as vertical gardens and biophilic air purification towers for the green cities they inhabit. To achieve the striking visuals, Bhatia inputs a combination of descriptive key words and phrases, including: symbiotic, biomimetic, fluidic apartments made of algae and bioluminescent material that act as air purification towers in a futuristic city, HD, HQ, hyperreal, and photoreal.
With the new sweeping trend of the use of AI in creative design, tools such as Midjourney and DALL·E are now increasingly being used by architects to visualize spaces of the future. Manas Bhatia now too explores the world of AI, adopting various text-to-image and text-to-article tools to create generative art and design. The Indian architect and computational designer proposes that the use of AI programs can aid better, more efficient planning of future buildings such as skyscrapers. Allowing multiple different solutions to be generated and tested at once, this saves both time and cost. ‘It is evident that AI will improve and produce detailed architectural drawings as it develops. This would significantly increase the effectiveness of the architectural design process and allow architects to explore novel design ideas without taking too much time to develop their vision’, comments Bhatia.
Manas Bhatia’s AI x Future Cities explores the possibilities of sustainable architecture
skyscrapers visualized as biophilic air-purification towers
fluidic utopian city with buildings that act as green spaces