A rendering of a smart office, in Italy, designed by Carlo Ratti Associati.
Carlo Ratti Associati A rendering of a smart office, in Italy, designed by Carlo Ratti Associati.

A look at some of the lighting industry news from around the Internet in May.

Researchers at MIT’s Sustainable Design Lab are rethinking the way in which climate-based daylighting performance metrics are computed for urban environments via a simulation-based analysis that they tested on 50 block typologies in New York City. [Building Research and Information]

This spring’s design-show circuit brought a spate of products from New York architect David Rockwell, among them luminaires for Rich Brilliant Willing, in New York, and Turkish lighting company Gaia & Gino. [The New York Times]

Daniel Buren, "Observatory of Light", work in situ, Fondation Louis Vuitton, Paris, 2016. Detail.
© DB-ADAGP Paris / Iwan Baan / Fondation Louis Vuitton Daniel Buren, "Observatory of Light", work in situ, Fondation Louis Vuitton, Paris, 2016. Detail.

ICYMI: Artist Daniel Buren has updated Frank Gehry’s Fondation Louis Vuitton, in Paris, with a temporary, site-specific installation of a series of colorful panels added to the sails that clad its envelope. [Architectural Lighting]

The Design Lights Consortium (DLC) has announced its final Technical Requirements Table V4.0. [DLC]

The architecture firm Carlo Ratti Associati is designing an office building in Italy with sensors throughout to monitor and adjust light and heat levels based on occupancy, temperature, and carbon dioxide concentrations. Occupants will use a mobile app to set their preferences. [Gizmag]

Design Dome
Courtesy SmithGroupJJR and General Motors Design Dome

ICYMI: The role of lighting in the Design Dome at General Motors’ 60-year-old Technical Center, designed by Eero Saarinen. [ARCHITECT]

GE is partnering with Make magazine and Hackster.io for the Lights for Life challenge, which calls for the development of new ways to integrate lighting and other Internet of Things functionality in the connected home. [Make]