Generative design tools are being widely used to help designers and engineers go beyond the traditional scope of imagination to create out-of-the-box concepts. Notably, Alphabet's Sidewalk Labs is leveraging this design tool to create a plethora of urban concepts that best serves the community.
The generative design tool uses information from a variety of data sets, such as geographic area, regulations, and existing development plan alongside other useful information including weather patterns, street layouts, and building specs to create millions of conceptual designs. The firm emphasizes that a human designer is still necessary and the tool was designed to “make the design process more holistic and efficient, helping planners and the community make the most informed decision possible.”
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