Carlo Ratti Associati is an innovation and design firm that investigates the impact of digital technologies on architecture, planning and design
Carlo Ratti Associati is a rapidly growing architectural practice based in Turin, Italy, with branches in Boston and London. Drawing on Carlo Ratti’s research at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the office is currently involved in many projects across the globe.
Embracing every scale of intervention, ranging from city masterplans to furniture design, the work of the practice focuses on revolutionizing the use of digital technologies in our built environment and daily lives, always looking towards creating an evermore sustainable and enjoyable future. Among the most recent projects are the design of the headquarters of the leading Trussardi fashion house in the center of Milan, Italy, 1000 Tsunami-safer houses in Sri Lanka, the Cloud for the London 2012 Olympics and the Digital Water Pavilion at the 2008 World Expo in Zaragoza, Spain. Current projects include the Future Food District for Expo Milano 2015 and experimental furniture designs for Cassina Spa. The office is also currently involved in the design of new cities in the Gulf region, Russia and Central America.
In 2011, the practice was selected as one of the best practices of young architects “talenti italiani under 40” by the Renzo Piano Foundation. In December 2012, they were again selected by Renzo Piano with the winning project to design the extension of a school in Cavezzo, one of the community’s affected by the May 2012 earthquake in northern Italy.
The practice has received many other awards - including TIME Magazine ‘Best Inventions of 2007’ for the Digital Water Pavilion - and its work has been featured in leading publications worldwide, including the New York Times, the Boston Globe, Der Spiegel, Discovery Channel, BBC, Domus and Abitare.