This week we launched our AItopia collection

This week on Dezeen, we started our AItopia collection, which is able to discover the influence of synthetic intelligence on design, structure and humanity.

Together with an introduction to the collection, which defined why we’re specializing in synthetic intelligence (AI), we created a information to the important thing phrases getting used to debate AI.

In an opinion piece as a part of the collection, designer Freyja Sewell argued that our obsession with cyberpunk narratives was risking dystopian visions turning into a actuality.

AI illustration competition
This week we introduced the shortlist for our AI illustration competitors

To mark the launch of the collection we revealed that British architect Selina Yau was the winner of our AI illustration competitors. Created in Midjourney, Yau’s haunting illustration (high) might be used because the collection paintings and displayed in all its articles.

Alongside the winner, we additionally revealed the shortlist of 10 AI illustrations, which have been picked by judges together with AI designer Tilly Talbot from over 100 entries.

These included an paintings that depicts workplace staff sorting avocados by German architect Florian Gast (above).

Hopkins House
We checked out Michael Hopkins’ key buildings

In structure information, RIBA Royal Gold Medal-winning architect Michael Hopkins, who was one of many most influential British architects of the previous century, died aged 88.

Following the information we rounded up 10 key tasks that outlined his 50-year profession from his early high-tech buildings, together with Hopkins Home, to later, traditionally routed buildings.

Exterior of Hundred Acre Wood by Denizen Works
The RIBA Nationwide Award winners have been introduced

Additionally within the UK, RIBA introduced the winners of its Nationwide Awards for 2023. Among the many 30 buildings recognised was a house clad in recycled TV screens (above) and a fishbone-shaped bridge.

From this record of 30, six buildings might be chosen because the shortlist for the Stirling Prize – UK structure’s high award.

Kengo Kuma skyscraper in Vancouver
Kengo Kuma accomplished a skyscraper in Vancouver

In Vancouver, Japanese structure studio Kengo Kuma & Associates unveiled a skyscraper with a curved kind named Alberni.

The 43-storey residential skyscraper in downtown Vancouver was described by studio founder Kengo Kuma as “sculptural and iconic”.

Demas Nwoko
Demas Nwoko spoke to Dezeen

This week we additionally heard from Nigerian architect Demas Nwoko, who criticised Europe’s affect on Africa’s constructed atmosphere in an interview to mark being awarded the Golden Lion for lifetime achievement on the 2023 Venice Structure Biennale.

“Africa remains to be the contemporary, future frontier,” mentioned Nwoko. “Nothing has been constructed but. All this time the white man in Africa has been undoing what our fathers had achieved.”

Forest Sauna by Out of the Valley
A blackened-wood sauna in Devon was amongst this week’s hottest tasks

Standard tasks this week included a blackened-wood sauna in Devon, a “great and enjoyable” Montessori kindergarten and a rural “sanctuary” in Australia wrapped in rammed-earth partitions.

Our newest lookbooks featured pergolas the place residents can benefit from summer season and guesthouse interiors designed for peace and escapism.

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