Carlo Ratti’s responsive workspace for Fondazione Agnelli tunes new working habits with the internet of things

Fondazione Agnelli by Carlo Ratti Associati - Photo by Beppe Giardino.

Personalized thermal bubbles, suspended nets and a co-working office in the orchard. Carlo Ratti Associati completed a digitally responsive architecture for Fondazione Agnelli. The new hub in Turin embraces new ways of net-working by using bigdata and the internet of things.

Vitra Design Museum explores our love-hate relationship with robots

"Hello, Robot. Design between Human and Machine" - Photo by Mark Niedermann; courtesy of Vistra Design Museum.

From Terminator to smart floor sweepers but also 3D printers for bridges and responsive fashion designs. Shall we trust robots? Vitra Design Museum looks into our complex relationship with intelligent machines that could either save our lives or steal our job.

Water mobility: self-driving boats and the internet of sailing, get ready for high-tech hydrodynamics

Quadrofoil Q2S.

Water mobility: personal submarines and navigating floating gyms, the ultimate water-bike but also self-driving Roboats crossing Amsterdam canals… With 70% of the planet covered in water, the future of traveling might come as a gliding technology.

Internet of Things is not a threat as long as it is human-centred, say innovators to ArchiPanic

OK GLASS FIND BANANA Photo by Thomas Hawk - Flickr CC.

How will the internet of things frame our future living space? ArchiPanic met influential innovators Carlo Ratti, Reto Wettach, Jessica Nebel and Alessandro Masserdotti who believe that hype-free human-centred technology can honestly improve our future.