You can (and should) start small when considering AI to enhance productivity, conceptualization and design.

As a blogger with a day job in architectural design, my primary focus revolves around writing about design-related topics. However, the overwhelming impact of AI on various industries, including architecture cannot be ignored. The widespread application of AI has taken the world by storm, demanding our attention and adaptation. By

Wholeheartedly embracing the second-place model, which entails perceiving space not only as a haven for health and relaxation but also as a realm for heightened productivity and adaptability, I am convinced that acquiring a rudimentary comprehension of AI programs is indispensable for enhancing one’s daily work and life.

Despite not considering myself a “Fast Worker”, I actively pursue numerous hobbies and engage in community volunteering activities in addition to my day job. For individuals like me, AI serves as a valuable tool to stay on task and increase personal efficiency. Incorporating AI into our lives at a judicious level can benefit many others as well. Thus, in this blog post, let’s explore how AI can streamline and enhance productivity while also considering how these advancements will eventually impact architectural design. Below are some entry-level softwares that I have been exploring.

CHAT GPT: I’ll begin with the most well known of the bunch. I was first introduced to chatGPT by a family member months ago who told me I must start using it, that it’s very simple and can be an excellent writing assistant. I used it to write a few things that were important to me, but I always found that something felt “off”. It’s as if it captured 90% of who I was and what I wanted to say, but it’s hard to go back and edit that last 10% in a way that sounds articulate and cohesive.

However, This tool does prove to be highly beneficial for rewording documents and summarizing paragraphs. It’s free and allows you to ask questions, although the responses might come across as somewhat robotic, they can still provide valuable assistance. The user-friendly software allowed me to easily connect it with my Gmail. Furthermore, OpenAI offers a paid version with additional benefits


This one feels kind of related to ChatGPT but the interface is incredibly simple. You can ask any question and you will receive a detailed answer with attractive hyperlinks to all of the various sources. This website is kind of like “googling an answer” on steroids. For instance, you can ask “Have any companies designed smart homes using AI?”, and you will get an answer that ranks the softwares accordingly based on a number of sources. This site did get borderline creepy at one point when a friend told me to ask what his hobbies were on the website and it mentioned that on his employers website there was a photo of him drawing, indicating that he liked to sketch.


While I must admit that I am still a novice when it comes to Otter AI and similar technologies, I am already beginning to appreciate their benefits. Otter AI, a remarkable company, impressed me when I used it during a recent meeting; its transcription accuracy was quite impressive. Like many others, I often struggle to recall every detail of long meetings, so having the ability to revisit and review what was said at specific moments is truly amazing. Moreover, with the AI consultant feature, I can ask questions like “Summarize the meeting” and get concise insights. The attached image illustrates how I played back the meeting while highlighting keywords. By selecting the word “Sheet,” circled in red, Otter AI swiftly took me to the exact part of the meeting where that word was being discussed.


I was searching for a good free task editor instead of always relying on Google Docs. I came across Taskade, which allowed me only a few credits to try out its features. I decided to use the software to help me create a task list for building my fence, and to my surprise, it provided a highly accurate and detailed step-by-step summary on how to build a fence (company description). Despite having an AI assistant, I had to make several edits on my own because I ran out of credits and didn’t want to opt for the full subscription. Nevertheless, this app shows great promise, and with more usage, I believe it could be a valuable tool. For more information, you can visit this link here
What would a blog on architectural design be without trying at least one of the many design AI softwares? Curious to explore the possibilities, I opted for this free software, although I came across a few others that seem to have more potential, which I’ll list below.

After uploading a photo of my living room to the editor, I was reasonably impressed by the generated output. However, I must admit that is remains quite conceptual at this stage. While I appreciate it’s ability to generate ideas, I’m eager to see more flexibility in understanding the reality of the space and providing prompts that encourage the generation of more intricate designs.

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Mid-Century Modern


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In conclusion, AI tools are still in their early stages, but they can prove to be immensely useful. Now is the opportune moment to embrace them as supplementary aids rather than relying on them excessively. Admittedly, AI technologies may feel unfamiliar and peculiar at times, but it is crucial to comprehend this emerging trend rather than passively surrender to the future. I urge everyone to begin familiarizing themselves with at least one AI software sooner rather than later. Acquiring such knowledge is not only essential for professional growth but can also enhance your credibility. However, it is equally important to exercise caution while incorporating AI into your endeavors