Carlo Ratti’s orange squeezer serves juice in bioplastic cups made from the peel

Italian studio Carlo Ratti Associati has developed a circular orange juice bar that turns the waste fruit peel into 3D-printed bioplastic cups to drink the contents from. Created for global energy company Eni, Feel the Peel is a prototype orange-squeezing machine that aims to bring circular design into everyday life. The 3.10-metre-tall experimental juice bar […]

Carlo Ratti uses drones to create “world’s first crowdsourced graffiti”

Italian studio Carlo Ratti Associati used a swarm of drones to graffiti this artwork in Turin that is based on visual content submitted by hundreds of contributors. The large-scale painting measuring 14 by 12 metres was developed as part of UFO Urban Flying Opera, a participatory technology and art project funded by Turin-based arts and […]

Carlo Ratti imagines how Boulevard Périphérique in Paris will look in 2050

Paris’ famous Périphérique ring road could have its car lanes slashed by half and replaced by a playground in the switch to driverless cars, says Carlo Ratti. The Italian architect, who is one of the world’s leading voices on technology in urban environments, has explored how Paris could adapt its roads to an autonomous, electric […]

“China is one of the best places for experimenting” with urban technology says Carlo Ratti

All eyes should be on China in the race to develop smart cities, says architect Carlo Ratti, who is co-curating this year’s Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism\Architecture in Shenzhen. China offers unique perspectives on how technology can be used to improve public space, according to Ratti, and international architects and urban planners can learn a lot. “Probably […]

Carlo Ratti grows Gaudi-inspired structures from a kilometre of mushroom mycelium

Italian architect Carlo Ratti has grown a series of arched architectural structures from mushroom mycelium, which will be returned to the soil after serving their purpose at Milan design week in a fully circular fashion. The Circular Garden installation is composed of a series of 60 four-metre-tall arches that end-to-end measure a kilometre – a […]

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