AI Architecture - Digital Muse at Melbourne Design Week

Melbourne Design Week

AI Architecture - Digital Muse

Citymaking architecture and interior design practice Bates Smart is celebrating Melbourne Design Week 2023 and its ‘Design the world you want’ theme by unveiling a conceptual installation titled AI Architecture – Digital Muse.


“We have called the exhibition ‘digital muse’ because this technology has the potential to expand our creative minds with unfathomable possibilities,” says Johan Hermijanto, Studio Director at Bates Smart.

The experimental project utilises emerging AI systems to provide glimpses of reimagined histories of recognisable Australian landmarks displayed as projections onto the Bates Smart Gallery.

This investigation into AI is exemplary of the design practice’s continuous pursuit of discovery, innovation and invention. It is with this sentiment that the possibilities of the nascent technology as ‘digital muse’ are highlighted to support creative processes in crafting our built environment.

As this technology enables more voices to be a part of the design process and dialogue, AI has the potential to free us from our own preconceptions and constraints, bringing us closer to collectively designing the world we want.

The exhibition AI Architecture – Digital Muse will be open May 18-28th from after dark at the Bates Smart Gallery located at Ground floor, 1 Nicholson Street, East Melbourne (entry off Albert Street).

Melbourne Design Week 2023 is an initiative of the Victorian Government in collaboration with the NGV.

Johan Hermijanto

Studio Director


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