artec3 carries out projects through 3 departments: lighting design, lab and lights.
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artec3 lighting design is dedicated to developing high-quality architectural lighting projects through close, proactive relationships with the design teams and clients. Shaping light, we create innovative lighting designs that enhance the architecture and its contents, while achieving the program and sustainable goals.
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Our lights emerge from the experience developed in our lighting designs projects and the study of the function and emotion of the light interacting with space and people. artec3 Studio, by merging research, technology and taking care of details, has developed new concepts of light. Our designs are produced by recognized manufacturers and have been internationally awarded.
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The lab department has explored the most interactive, social, artistic and exciting aspects of the light as a channel to express intangible contents. This enables us to shape our perception and cognition when being part of experiences, interacting with artworks, or creating identities through light. The artec3 lab, in continuous artistic experimentation with light, has evolved to summalab. Find more about it.
Café BrasRodez , France 2014
Le Café Bras is the restaurant of the Soulages Museum in Rodez, France. It’s part of the museum and communicates with it through the auditorium or directly from an outside access. The entry from the outside emulates a Japanese style patio with a water mirror. When accessing the interior, the architecture protects the entrance of natural light through metal slats or micro perforated steel plates. The distribution inside is diaphanous and the U-shaped restaurant area leaves the kitchen area inside.
Three typologies of light were used: the first illuminates the metal slats that protect the space of the diners from the outside and from the kitchen area. Also, it illuminates the slats in the exterior access, which are reflected in the mirror of water in the Japanese courtyard of the entrance. The second is the one that illuminates the tables and the third was that of the kitchen.
The light composition expressed an atmosphere of tranquility and communicated a space where the architecture and light combine as a unit.
Client: Museé Soulages, Aglomération du Grand Rodez
Architect: RCR Arquitectes
Photo: ©Didier Boy de la Tour; ©RCR