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19 Apr 2018
Carlo Ratti explores the effects of climate change at Milan Pavilion

Carlo Ratti has created a climate-controlled garden pavilion with green spaces curated by Patrick Blanc and Flavio Pollano for the 57th annual Salone del Mobile in Milan.

The pavilion, entitled Living Nature, uses an innovative energy management system “to allow spring, summer, autumn and winter to coexist under the same roof” and aims to explore the effects of climate change and the link between nature and the city. It evolved from a concept by CRA and Studio Römer and is located in Piazza del Duomo, Milan’s main square.

The 500sq m, 5m-high pavilion houses four natural, climatic microcosms, corresponding to the four seasons. Each season is “enriched” by a display of familiar design objects and presents a different theme - living room in spring, picnic in summer, office in autumn, playroom in winter.

“As designers, I think today we find ourselves at a utopia or oblivion crossroads", said Carlo Ratti, founding partner at CRA and director of the MIT Senseable City Lab: "Oblivion, if we are not able to rise to the challenge of the changes underway.

"Utopia, if we succeed in becoming the creators of transformation in the “artificial world”, starting with our cities and our homes.

"Living Nature aims to foster a new debate on sustainability – what if the last frontier of design is to reimagine urban climate?".

Scribit, Carlo Ratti's internet-connected 'write and erase' robot has been unveiled at the pavilion.

The robot can write or create art sourced from the web in real time onto any vertical surface, allowing users to personalise their spaces. Scribit will report live tweets, weather forecasts and information about events taking place at the Salone del Mobile onto the glass panels of the pavilion.

The Living Nature pavilion is also hosting a series of talks exploring the technology-driven connections between nature and design.



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12 Dec 2018
FIBO and Leisure Media announce collaboration
FIBO Global Fitness, organiser of the FIBO portfolio of fitness shows, has announced a partnership with global publisher, Leisure Media.
11 Dec 2018
Sector leaders call for 'preventative health push' to get people more active
Physical activity sector leaders, parliamentarians and leading figures in health and business have called for the strengthening of preventative health measures in the UK.
05 Dec 2018
Inaugural FIBO USA kicks off in Florida, challenging IHRSA Convention
The first ever FIBO USA kicks off in Orlando, Florida today (5 December 2018), directly challenging the established IHRSA International Convention and Trade Show.
04 Dec 2018
Inaugural Sporting Champions awards handed out as part of athlete talent scheme
The inaugural Sporting Champions awards have been held to highlight the successes of a talent development programme that aims to help athletes at all stages of their careers.
03 Dec 2018
Mandarin Oriental encourages guests to disconnect with 'Silent Night' event
Mandarin Oriental has announced that it will host its annual 'Silent Night' event on 12 December.
29 Nov 2018
Glion Institute to host conference on technology and wellness
The Glion Institute of Higher Education in Switzerland will host a three-day conference on Innovation and Technology, and what it means for the spa and wellness industry.
29 Nov 2018
Marcus Buckingham to deliver keynote speech at ISPA Conference
The International SPA Association (ISPA) has announced that Marcus Buckingham will be the day two General Session keynote at the 2019 ISPA Conference & Expo, on 12 September in Las Vegas. Buckingham is a leading authority and best-selling author on employee productivity and best practices of leadership and management.
28 Nov 2018
BIG and Heatherwick Studio crowned at World Architecture Festival
BIG and Heatherwick Studio were among the winners on day one of the World Architecture Festival Awards in Amsterdam.
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