After initial training in Estonia as an interior architect and working on various projects through all stages of design and construction, Monika Löve completed a master’s degree in social design in the Netherlands before moving to the UK to work for architectural company Slider Studio. In 2011, she graduated with distinction from the Centre for Research Architecture at Goldsmiths College, University of London, and continued her research at the Jan van Eyck Academie – a post-graduate research and production centre. She is currently working as an architect/collaborator at Carlo Ratti Associati, which is run by the director of the MIT SENSEable City Lab.
Towards personalised (public) space
For centuries, humankind has looked for ways to shape and control its environment – to create more secure, liveable and sustainable places. From grotto to fire pit, from Victorian pipes to central heating and suburban thermostats, people are exerting more and more control over conditions. Imagine a future where space provides a chance to actually shape the environment; to fully experience everyday lives, ensuring ubiquitous comfort while improving overall energy efficiency. This is particularly the case in urban environments, where the climate discourages people from living, walking and socialising outside of buildings for most of the year…