Cover AI Design Direction→ Immanuel Koh

When conceptualising the design for Forming—Unforming, we asked how can we represent emerging ideas of architecture and to represent what Architecture and Sustainable Design at the Singapore University of Technology and Design aspire to be, while celebrating the diversity of architecture knowledge ranging from design, history, to technology. A deep learning model was trained using the contents of all of ASD’s bi-annual publications – Forming / Unforming (2017), Unforming / Forming (2018) and Forming—Unforming (2021) – to decontextualise the contents before being reinterpreted by the machine to generate 700 unique cover designs. With the machine as a designer, these generated covers function as an objective reflection of SUTD ASD’s ethos and challenge the role of the architect in the world today.