CRA breathes new life into a crumbling monastery within a UNESCO World Heritage Site in Northern Italy. The project employs 3D scanners to convert the decaying ruin into a digital point-cloud. Then prefab timber skin is fitted into the old structure, preserving the trees and ivies that have grown amid the bricks. The design proposes a new framework for restoration, bridging the natural and artificial worlds.
Coinciding with its 60th anniversary, Gruppo Saviola participates in the Salone del Mobile with "Wood You Believe?", installation created in partnership with international design and innovation office CRA-Carlo Ratti Associati and architect Italo Rota.
Newly-established real estate investment firm IQON, founded by industry veteran Giovanni Gregoratti and MIT professor Carlo Ratti, has finalized its first deal with the acquisition of Vodafone’s global headquarters in the UK.
CRA unveils the Greenary, a private residence built around a ten-meter-tall ficus tree, located at the center of the living space. The traditional Italian farmhouse was redesigned to showcase new approaches to blur the boundaries between the natural and artificial.
Amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, an international task force of designers, engineers, medical professionals, and military experts have joined to work on CURA, an open-source project aimed at capacity building in Intensive-Care Units (ICU).
CRA wins the international competition for Reinventing Cities with the design of a new research center under a 200-meter-long vineyard, connecting the street level to the rooftop with a seamless footpath.
International design and innovation office CRA-Carlo Ratti Associati has unveiled the Greenary , a renovated farmhouse designed around a 10-meter-high (32-feet-high) Ficus growing within the main living area