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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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19 Oct 2018
Blackstone acquires live events specialist NEC Group
Private equity giant Blackstone has acquired UK-based live events venue operator National Exhibition Centre Group from LDC, the private equity arm of Lloyds Banking Group.
18 Oct 2018
Alessandri, Clodagh, McCann lead GWS Wellness Awards
The Global Wellness Summit (GWS) celebrated recipients of its 5th-annual Global Wellness Awards and the winners of its Shark Tank of Wellness student competition, all of which were announced at this year’s Summit at Technogym Village in Cesena, Italy. More than 630 invitation-only delegates hailing from 50 countries attended this year’s sold-out Summit, and the 2018 Global Wellness Award recipients, determined by the GWS Advisory Board, were announced on the final day of the Summit, as follows:
17 Oct 2018
Bidding for 2026 Olympics could shrink to a two-horse race as Stockholm looks to pull out
The troubled bidding process for the 2026 could become a two-horse race, after a newly-elected Stockholm City Government said no taxpayer money should be "wasted" on hosting the Games.
16 Oct 2018
Birmingham 2022 organisers to involve local communities in Games planning
The Birmingham 2022 organising committee has launched a campaign which will allow local communities to have their say and help shape the city's Commonwealth Games.
05 Oct 2018
Four Seasons Lana’i wins ISPA’s Innovation of the Year award
Four Seasons Lana’i was named this year’s overall winner for ISPA Innovation of the Year award for its Zen Horse Sunset Yoga experience.
27 Sep 2018
Germany to host Euro 2024 after beating Turkey in final vote
Germany has beaten Turkey to host the Euro 2024 football tournament, after a vote by UEFA's Executive Committee.
25 Sep 2018
EAS 2018: Dutch politician Mona Keijzer opens Euro Attractions Show
Mona Keijzer, state of secretary for the Department of Economic Affairs in the Netherlands, was on hand for the launch of this year's European Attractions Show (EAS) - the largest in the event's history.
19 Sep 2018
Edgbaston to increase capacity for Ashes test and World Cup
Edgbaston Stadium is increasing its capacity ahead of a bumper year of international cricket in 2019, when the venue will host an Ashes test as well as matches during the ICC Cricket World Cup.
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