Carlo Ratti

Architect / Italy; United States / MIT SENSEable City Laboratory; Carlo Ratti Associati

Carlo Ratti’s Book List

These books fundamentally challenge the status quo of architecture, urbanism, and design. They present new ingredients and recipes for future transformations in urban life and society.

7 books
Cedric Price

Provocative recipes for a living, cybernetic, and interactive architecture—radical in the 1960s, still avant-garde today.

Lewis Mumford

An expansive journey from the beginning of human habitation to the present.

Mark Wigley

Radical social critic Constant Nieuwenhuys, and particularly his most incisive project New Babylon, will inspire generations to come.

Rem Koolhaas

The official catalogue of the 2014 Venice Architecture Biennale. A comprehensive catalogue of architecture to date (almost the nuts-and-bolts counterpart to Mumford’s sociological project)—what can we expect after Rem?

Marguerite Yourcenar

A powerful description of Antinopolis—a city created not for efficiency, politics, or commerce, but for love.

R. Buckminster Fuller

Fuller takes an eccentric point of departure to provide some of the sharpest design-based ideas for the contemporary global condition, ultimately forging a new methodology of Anticipator Design Science.

Anthony M. Townsend

Townsend takes a critical look at how our cities are becoming computers “en plein air”—the benefits and the risks.

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