Carlo Ratti and Sidewalk Labs collaborate to build reconfigurable Dynamic Street

Italian architect Carlo Ratti and Alphabet company Sidewalk Labs have worked together on a modular paving system that can change the use of a street throughout the day. Dynamic Street is a prototype paver developed by Carlo Ratti Associati (CRA) alongside Sidewalk Labs — the urbanism-focused subsidiary of Google parent company Alphabet. The system of

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BIG and Carlo Ratti design Singapore tower with trees bursting through facade

Bjarke Ingels Group and Carlo Ratti Associati have started building a 280-metre-high skyscraper in Singapore, which will feature a four-storey vertical park complete with treetop cocoons. The tower, at 88 Market Street in the city-state’s financial district, will contain 29 floors of office space and 299 apartments, along with gardens spread through the building. BIG and CRA’s design shows the

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Carlo Ratti unveils smart road system complete with on-demand drone swarms

Italian architect Carlo Ratti has unveiled a concept for a smart road system, which would feature swarms of drones that deliver first aid, monitor traffic and detect accidents. The scheme was designed as part of a €30 million proposal by highways company ANAS, presented in late December 2017, to develop a new smart road infrastructure around Italy’s roads in preparation

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Carlo Ratti to transform Italian military barracks into open-source architecture laboratory

Architect Carlo Ratti has revealed plans to transform a former 19th-century military complex in Turin, Italy, into a campus where students, workers and makers can set up their own labs and studios. Carlo Ratti Associati will transform the 20,000 square-metre Caserma Lamarmora barracks into “a testing ground for an open-source approach to architecture”. Using the barracks’ modular structure as a base, the Italian firm wants to open the building up

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All four seasons coexist in Milan garden proposed by Carlo Ratti

Italian architect Carlo Ratti has revealed plans for a covered garden in Milan, which would use climate-control technology to allow visitors to experience spring, summer, autumn and winter at any time of year. Carlo Ratti Associati designed The Garden of the Four Seasons to offer city-dwellers a closer glimpse of nature’s cycles. Summer, winter, autumn and spring are represented by four

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Watch our Dezeen x MINI LIVING talk with SO-IL, Assemble and Carlo Ratti live from Milan

Architects SO-IL, Assemble and Carlo Ratti discuss the future of urban architecture at our first Dezeen x MINI LIVING Initiative talk in Milan. Tune in at 2pm UK time to watch it live. The live stream will start at 2pm UK time. Ilias Papageorgiou of New York studio SO-IL, Jane Hall of London collective Assemble and Italian architect Carlo Ratti are

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Join Dezeen and MINI for a talk with SO-IL, Assemble and Carlo Ratti in Milan

Architects SO-IL, Assemble and Carlo Ratti will discuss the future of sustainable urban architecture at our first Dezeen x MINI Living Initiative talk in Milan next week, and Dezeen readers are invited to join us. Ilias Papageorgiou of New York studio SO-IL, Jane Hall of London collective Assemble and Italian architect Carlo Ratti will all join Dezeen and MINI

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Carlo Ratti proposes floating plaza for Florida waterfront

Architecture office Carlo Ratti Associati has used submarine technologies to design a buoyant public space off the coast of West Palm Beach’s Currie Park. As part of his masterplan for the Florida city’s waterfront, architect Carlo Ratti and his team have proposed a plaza that will be partly submerged and constructed like an underwater vessel.

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Carlo Ratti building digitally connected retreat in the Himalayan mountains

Construction has started on a digitally connected co-living and co-working retreat in the Himalayas, designed by Italian architect Carlo Ratti. Carlo Ratti Associati has teamed up with Turin-based architect Michele Bonino on the Pankhasari Retreat, a remote getaway where guests will be able to live and work like they would in a city. Despite its position in a valley in India’s Darjeeling region – surrounded More

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Sewage-sampling robots could help eliminate diseases in cities, says MIT architect Carlo Ratti

Robots could soon be infiltrating urban sewage systems to identify potential outbreaks of disease before they happen, according to architect and MIT professor Carlo Ratti (+ interview). Ratti’s team from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology has created a prototype robot called Luigi, which is able to collect samples from city sewers, as part of a project More

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Carlo Ratti designs mile-high observation tower with a park on top

Italian architect Carlo Ratti has unveiled plans to build a mile-high observation tower, envisioned as a vertical alternative to New York’s Central Park. Measuring 1,609 metres high, the tower would be almost double the height of the world’s tallest building – the 828-metre-high Burj Khalifa. It would be covered in plants, and would feature a vertiginous viewing platform. “Imagine you take More

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Carlo Ratti creates a digital supermarket at the Milan Expo 2015

Milan Expo 2015: huge mechanical arms are spray painting colourful data across the walls of this pavilion and supermarket that Italian architect Carlo Ratti has created at the Milan Expo 2015, which opens today (+ slideshow). Working with supermarket chain COOP Italia, Ratti wanted to explore whether introducing digital information into food stores would affect the way that […]

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