Building architects design commercial, industrial, institutional, residential and recreational buildings and plan and monitor their construction, maintenance and rehabilitation (ILO, 2018).

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PROFESSIONAL GROUP CHARACTERISTICS AND SIMILAR OCCUPATIONS

Architects, Planners, Surveyors and Designers

Architects, planners, surveyors and designers plan and design landscapes, building exteriors and interiors, products for manufacture, and visual and audiovisual content for the communication of information. They conduct survey work to precisely position geographical features; design, prepare and revise maps; and develop and implement plans and policies for controlling the use of land (ILO, 2018).

  • Building Architects
  • Landscape Architects
  • Product and Garment Designers
  • Town and Traffic Planners
  • Cartographers and Surveyors
  • Graphic and Multimedia Designers
  • Interior architect
 

Background Information

Given that games, and paintings were some of the first uses for computers it should come as no surprise that with the advent and popularization of the internet and powerful mobile devices came online interfaces that allow people to visualize their own homes and pet-projects. Architects use Artificial Intelligence or Artificial Narrow Intelligence to augment parts of the work especially connected to research. These efficiencies come for the ‘information fabric’ or social interactions in the community or environmental coherence or security concerns to the design site in order to make the design as functional as possible and optimize its integration to the environment (Hannah, 2017).

As is noted before since AI has matured from the gaming industry, using enhanced client engagement with 3D models or simulations for prospective clients in order to experience the proposed design in a much more comprehensive manner  (Hannah, 2017) (Gaget, 2017)

One of the prospective technologies that are fast reaching maturity is the 3D Printing, which is graduating from models and simulations to actual physical buildings thus changing the nature of construction. 

One of the futuristic developments would be to integrate AI technologies in the house design or even design these houses around the functionality of AI. These could range from the integration of IoT (Internet of Things) to maximizing the impact of interconnected devices and AI to optimize build environment. 

Case Examples

Designed Exterior Studio is a new online tool by Ply Gem, a US company that makes things like siding and stone veneer for the exterior of homes. Users can choose a virtual home that resembles their own from an image bank of nearly two dozen styles, and then alter the colour, siding, windows and roof, and make structural changes like adding a porch or a dormer.

Jeroen Bekkers, the Dutch architect who created Floorplanner, which allows users to make detailed plans of rooms or entire houses, complete with furniture and landscaping, said he wanted to “involve people in the design process.” The site has five million registered users, with close to a million new floor plans added to its database each month, he said. Floorplanner is also available as iPad app.

Space Syntax is a software that allows architects to gather data for multiple of human and environmental indicators, such as movement, density, land use, land value, urban growth, safety, crime etc. In order to design projects that are integral to their human and physical environment is a software that allows architects to gather data for multiple of human and environmental indicators, such as movement, density, land use, land value, urban growth, safety, crime etc. In order to design projects that are integral to their human and physical environment

Space Syntax Network

Graphisoft is an update from the design architectural software that encorporates a wide range of designs that graduate the modelling from Building Information Models to Building Energy Models, for a more energy efficient and green architectural design. The software is interconnected with other tools and designs can be input, tested, changed and saved thus ensuring efficiency and effectiveness.

GRAPHISOFT EcoDesigner STAR

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