Intelligent Buildings in the Environment

Through digital displays and environmental sensors, new architecture projects are creating a visual way to monitor environmental conditions in specific places.
March 2, 2010, 9am PST | Nate Berg
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Technology is taking an even bigger role in architecture and design in terms of communicating environmental indicators.

"'We're at a very special point in design when a counter-revolution is about to happen, very similar to the 1920s, when [Swiss-French pioneer of Modern Architecture] Le Corbusier wrote that machine civilization was looking for its architectural expression,' Carlo Ratti, director of the SENSEable City Lab at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) told CNN.

'Today it's a digital civilization that is really about to find its architectural expression.'"

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Published on Monday, March 1, 2010 in CNN
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