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The Plan Award

CRA's Hot Heart in Helsinki was selected by the Plan Award 2021 as the Overall Winner among all the future projects!

Must-See Pavilions

The Italian Pavilion, co-designed by CRA, was selected by Dezeen as one of the ten must-see pavilions at the Expo 2020 Dubai.




Designed by Carlo Ratti Associati with the support of Vitra and presented during the “ROOMS.Novel living concepts” exhibition organized by Salone del Mobile.Milano within the framework of the XXI Triennale, Lift-Bit consists in a modular, reconfigurable upholstered seat which employs Internet-of-Things (IoT) technologies to radically define a new living experience. The prototype of Lift-Bit stems from the combination of a series of single, hexagonal stools. Each of them is motorized using a linear actuator which allows every element to be raised or lowered.


Controlled remotely through a tablet app, each stool can double (or halve) its height in just a few seconds, reconfiguring the space in a myriad of combinations. Paying homage to Cedric Price’s 1978 “Generator Project,” Lift-Bit’s responsive modules can seamlessly transform into a sofa, a bed, an ordered living room, a small auditorium or a domestic landscape, according to the user’s needs and wishes.