AI x Biomimicry
Architecture competition + Course
”The design is stunningly beautiful yet modest, and critical in providing shelter for humans in a symbiotic relationship with nature. The use of only locally sourced indigenous materials and a structure that 'grows' it emulates nature's frugality and it's ability to continually evolve. The project’s zero impact approach is commendable, after the structure's inhabitants leave the enclosure will return to nature. The use of AI as a guiding tool in the design process is a subtle yet intelligent response to the brief, and the result is a beautifully designed structure that is both functional and sustainable.Louise BrowneDirector at Grimshaw Architects
”These tree houses proposed for a region of India are based on traditional techniques for building living root bridges. The proposal adapts this concept to the creation of sustainable habitations. AI intervenes in the creation of expressive project images.Bibiana SciortinoDirector at Antonio Gaudi Foundation
”The perfect integration of nature and human design makes this project stand out. There is beauty, simplicity and a new language explored through the understanding of the place the projects sits in, the designer's vision and the sensible use of technological tools. Congratulation to the team!Pablo ZamoranoHead of Geometry and Computational Design at Heatherwick
”The design skillfully uses biomimicry, blending natural forms into a visually striking, functional structure. Its innovative approach is highlighted by its integration with nature and organic patterns. AI enhances the aesthetic and storytelling. The design is original, accommodating diverse activities, and presented clearly with realistic renderings. It hints at sustainability through natural integration, indicating an environmentally conscious approach.Diego CastroFounder of MONOMO
”The idea is clear and relevant, there is good research and understanding of the cactus and capilarity, fog and rain capturing, and this is representated in the proposed design.Pablo ZamoranoHead of Geometry and Computational Design at Heatherwick
”Fog catcher impresses by making use of local building materials and addresses drought, one of the consequences of climate change. It uses biomimicry principles and is elegantly sculpted. It will be interesting if its shape makes it a more efficient fog catcher than the widely used simple pieces of netting in between poles.Stefan Van NederpeltSenior Architect
”The project applies the concepts of biomimesis clearly represented through AI. The proposal contributes in a practical way to the development of sustainable architecture due to its low impact and construction with local materials and techniques. The contribution to community development is a fundamental characteristic that gives special value to this project.Bibiana SciortinoDirector at Antonio Gaudi Foundation
”The 'Fogcatchers' project, aimed at providing clean water in African deserts, combines local materials and simple methods with a functional, nature-inspired design to extract atmospheric water. Serving as both a community landmark and a symbol of pride, its AI-enhanced design process and commitment to local, natural materials showcase a sensitive, practical approach to architecture.Louise BrowneDirector at Grimshaw Architects
”The 'Fog Catcher' design exemplifies innovative architecture, ingeniously using biomimicry for water collection and integrating AI for enhanced visual storytelling. Its originality is marked by a unique approach to addressing water scarcity, marrying aesthetic and functional elements in a dynamic interaction with the environment. The presentation is detailed and professional. Notably, the project excels in sustainability, using low-impact materials and passive systems, showcasing its commitment to environmentally conscious design.Diego CastroFounder of MONOMO
”Cilia stands out in this competition with its robust AI research explanation. The project's concept is intriguing, and the operational mechanisms are clearly and effectively communicated.Jennifer DurandDesigner at Zaha Hadid
”This proposal uses different AI resources in all stages of the project. Through biomimetic interpretation, it makes a large contribution to urban space by cleaning the air of pollution. The presentation is detailed and ordered and provides all the information necessary to understand the proposal. No less important is the aesthetic contribution to the urban landscape.Bibiana SciortinoDirector at Antonio Gaudi Foundation
”CILIA propose an elegant structure that cleans air and provides shade to the public space. This project explores the use of AI for research as well as finding visual ideas. The result is beautiful and the level of detail and resolution is remarkable.Pablo ZamoranoHead of Geometry and Computational Design at Heatherwick
”The CILIA project brilliantly integrates biomimetic principles for urban air purification, embodying a visionary step in self-sustaining architecture. Its original design, focusing on environmental remediation, is effectively presented with detailed, clear diagrams. The project's sustainability is exemplary, with energy-efficient elements and a proactive approach to improving environmental health.Diego CastroFounder of MONOMO
”Cilia deserves recognition for addressing the air quality problem prevalent in many of the world's cities. The designers have skillfully utilized AI to enhance the concept both visually and conceptually. The true measure of this idea's success will be its net sustainability gain, considering factors like construction, maintenance, and energy use, which will determine its viability in real-world scenarios.Stefan Van NederpeltSenior Architect
Special Honorable Mention
Milton Y. Tovar
Erika L. Chavarro
Julieth A. Colmenares
Celeste J. Romero
”Life-in-Between is a very well balanced project with a human-centered and sustainable focus. The biomimicry is not a goal in itself, but supports the concept in a natural way. The designers have used AI as a supportive tool rather than as a prescribing one. Its simplicity and modest scale should make it possible to be further developed in the real world.Stefan Van NederpeltSenior Architect
”The design explores a floating ecosystem that helps local species to grow and responds to local flooding conditions. It clearly blends rational design desitions like the use of modularity with an understanding of nautre and the human activites proposed. Great use of biomimicry.Pablo ZamoranoHead of Geometry and Computational Design at Heatherwick
”‘Life in-between’ exemplifies a humanistic approach to sustainability, harmonizing people with wetlands. It smartly integrates natural systems into agriculture, shaping architecture around crop cycles. Its scalable, modular design, enhanced by AI research on sustainable practices, presents a vision of a harmonious and resilient future for rural communities.Louise BrowneDirector at Grimshaw Architects
”Life in-between' is an example of interaction between the biomimetic interpretation and the appropriate response to the needs of a community. AI resources intervene in the generation of the proposal and in the representation that allows the accurate understanding of the project.Bibiana SciortinoDirector at Antonio Gaudi Foundation
Frequently asked questions
You can participate individually or as a team composed of up to four members. The registration fee must be paid per team, regardless of its number of members.
Absolutely, our competition is inclusive and invites participation from anyone over 18 years old, including engineers, philosophers, sociologists, photographers, literally anyone! Whether you’re a student, a professional, or simply someone with an interest in architecture and design, our competitions are open to your innovative solutions. Our goal is to gather a broad spectrum of perspectives and ideas.
Yes, you can modify your team members at any time. This includes adding or removing members, changing email addresses, or changing the team manager.
Each registration and fee payment allows the submission of one proposal. If your team wants to submit more than one, you can do so by registering and paying the registration fee as many times as proposals you want to submit.
Yes, if you attend the online course, you will receive a certificate of participation issued by Never Enough Architecture.
Once we have confirmed the dates, we will notify all participants in a timely manner about when the online course will take place.
We highly recommend attending the live classes as participants can receive feedback from the instructor and actively engage in dynamic discussions. However, if you are unable to attend due to any compatibility issues, all participants will have access to the recordings of the classes.