Supporting the initiative extended our collaboration with the London School of Economics and the Social Light Movement, known as “Configuring Light - Staging the Social”. The collaboration
is aimed at creating a manual for lighting designers, where the lighting plan is not only a set of technical data (illumination levels, standards compliance, etc.), but is also based on methodologies derived from social sciences. Alongside Configuring Light, we were involved in the rejuvenation of underprivileged areas through light. Past projects were carried out in London, Muscat, Belgrade, Brisbane and Rome.
Our involvement also allows us to continue our partnership with Arup’s lighting division with whom iGuzzini collaborated significantly over the years. Certain projects are particularly worth mentioning, as follows: HK International Airport, Hong Kong; The Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Centre, Greece; Dublin Airport Terminal 2, Ireland; The Crystal, UK; The Leadenhall Building, UK; The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, USA; The Whitney Museum of American Art, USA; The Harvard Art Museum, USA; The California Academy of Sciences, USA and so on.
iGuzzini and Arup had also teamed up for the design and development of the View spotlight – winner of the iF Design Award earlier this year – and the recessed version of Reflex Super Comfort – designed to meet the particular requirements of the Hong Kong International Airport lighting project.
Smart Everyday Design Nighttime
offers new opportunities for improvement of economic conditions, public health, social life, security and safety after dark, giving iGuzzini yet another opportunity to reaffirm its commitment to human wellbeing.
For further information, visit http://research.arup.com/projects/smart-night-time-design-principles-and-methods/
The project’s findings are summarised in this video by Plane—Site,
available in both English and Spanish.