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Carlo Ratti

Stories

  • technology964

    Personalising climate control: architecture operating based on our lifestyle patternsSubscription

    22 March, 2015

    As real-time sensing and actuating systems – thermal clouds, acoustic enclaves, light responsive canopies – are integrated into the built environment, buildings will become aware of occupants

  • Paradigm

    The power of networks: Beyond Critical RegionalismSubscription

    23 July, 2013

    In this co-authored essay Carlo Ratti, Antoine Picon, Alex Haw and Matthew Claudel introduce Network Specifism: a redefinition of Frampton’s Critical Regionalism for the 21st century

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    World Cities Summit, SingaporeSubscription

    24 July, 2012

    Development cannot come at the cost of democracy, argues the World Bank and others

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    Living Bits and BricksSubscription

    24 April, 2012

    From brick to rare earth metal, the elements of our architecture − though remaining geological in origin − have evolved to the point of bursting into life, rather than merely mimicking biological form. This presages a brave new feedback-fuelled world where we don’t just inhabit our architecture but integrate with it