A Machine-Learning Approach to Urban Design Interventions in Non-planned Settlements

This study presents generative adversarial networks (GANs), a machine-learning technique that can be used as an urban design tool capable of learning and reproducing complex patterns that express the unique spatial qualities of non-planned settlements. We report preliminary experimental results of training and testing GAN models on different datasets of urban patterns. The results reveal …

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New open-access research paper: Collective Intelligence in Design Crowdsourcing

Abstract: This study investigates how collective intelligence emerges in crowdsourcing for architectural design. Previous studies have revealed that collective intelligence emerges from collaboration and can outperform individual intelligence. As design is a highly collaborative practice, collective intelligence plays a vital role in the design process. In this study, we compare the structure of two architectural …

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Competition of the Master plan of the City of Port-Louis, Mauritius

In the year 2004, I was an architecture student at Tel Aviv University. Over the summer, I had the honor and pleasure to work with Architect Moshe Salomon and Vlad Barash on an International Ideas Competition organized by the Union Internationale des Architectes (UIA). Port-Louis is the Capital City of Mauritius and includes many administrative …

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John Gero: Design and Artificial Intelligence: Past, Present, and Future

John Gero has been a professor of design science, architecture, artificial intelligence, computer science, cognitive psychology, civil engineering, and mechanical engineering at Sydney University, MIT, CMU, Columbia, UC-Berkeley, UCLA, EPFL, and University of Provence, amongst others. He has published over 800 research articles and books. He is a Fellow of the Association for the Advancement …

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Humans and Artificial Intelligence in Architectural Design

I gave this lecture at the Technion’s Faculty of Architecture colloquium on the 31st of May, 2021. The topic of the lecture is how humans and artificial intelligence can collaborate in a design process. This video is of the lecture only. If you are interested in the full video that includes an introduction and Q&A, …

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Meirim featured on Ynet, Israel’s largest news website

Meirim Homepage

Since I had founded Meirim with Eyal Migdalovich and Talia Margalit in 2017, it became an essential source for planning information. Every resident can learn and understand what is planned before the plan is approved, allowing them to actively act against bad plans. Meirim was selected as the most influential urban planning initiative by the …

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A Novel Crowdsourcing-based Approach for Collaborative Architectural Design – eCAADe 2020

This is a video of a presentation about this paper. Abstract: This paper provides an overview of “Architasker”, a large-scale crowdsourcing approach, platform, and method that enables a collaborative professional architectural design process in collaboration with a community of stakeholders. The platform includes communicating complex architectural project requirements; solution space exploration using different micro-tasks like …

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A Novel Crowdsourcing-based Approach for Collaborative Architectural Design

This paper provides an overview of “Architasker”, a large-scale crowdsourcing approach, platform, and method that enables a collaborative professional architectural design process in collaboration with a community of stakeholders. The platform includes communicating complex architectural project requirements; solution space exploration using different micro-tasks like sketching, 2D and 3D CAD; design selection; and design review as …

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