Fitness Boat Powered by Human Energy in Seine River, Paris

A group of designers have proposed the Paris Navigating Gym - a fitness center on a boat that uses human energy to propel the boat down the Seine River.

Carlo Ratti Associati has worked together with fitness equipment manufacturer Technogym, the nonprofit architecture group TerreformONE, and the urban regeneration institute URBEM, to create plans for the Paris Navigating Gym, a fitness centre on a boat that uses human energy to propel the boat down the Seine River in Paris. Continue reading

10 Life Lessons Kids Can Teach Us

What do children know that adults seem to have forgotten? Children are more confident, more courageous and enjoy life far more intensely than adults. Sometimes it feels that we spend our entire lives trying to return to who we were as children. Here’s what we can learn from our younger selves to bring more clarity and joy into adulthood. Continue reading

Situation Room

Situation Room is a light-weight, ultra-thin self-supported shell structure augmented through engineered sounds by artist Jana Winderen. The overall form is an aggregate of twenty spheres of incremental diameters, combined to create an enclosed experiential tension, sort of sublime dialogue between the comfort of the known and an uneasy interaction with the unknown. Continue reading