Entitled Thinking and Exploring, two books from the editorial project “Towards 2050” were published in May 2019 by Park Books. The work has been led by Prof. Marilyne Andersen, Head of the Laboratory on Integrated Performance in Design (LIPID) and academic director of the Smart living lab, as well as Prof. Emmanuel Rey, Director of the Laboratory of Architecture and Sustainable Technologies (LAST) at the EPFL. Thinking , Visions for Architectural Design features interviews with twelve experts and leading academics from varied professional and geographical backgrounds, and captures the essence of their forward-looking visions on sustainable buildings in a 2050 perspective. Exploring , Research-driven Building Design presents research carried out by the EPFL, the Haute école d’ingénierie et d’architecture of Fribourg and the University of Fribourg at the Smart Living Lab since its launch in 2014, which has foreshadowed the design process of the future building. The book also contains a chapter that translates academic research results into a series of operational recommendations for professionals.