artec3 carries out projects through 3 departments: lighting design, lab and lights.
We have arranged our works in the following categories to guide you on a transversal tour through the most relevant projects of artec3.
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.
City Hall SquareBarcelona, Spain 2007
The outer space that composes the Rambla del Celler and the plaza of the new City Hall of Sant Cugat del Vallès, had as an objective to solve the urban situation and to give back to the city a pedestrian space, since it had many architectural obstacles and the traffic transit occupied an important part of the section of the square and were not built with a clear alignment between them, forming a situation compromised by the passage of the river in the subsoil.
The lighting design proposed spots or accents of color that changed in each station, generating a game and an approach with pedestrians, to encourage people to walk and use the new space in the night time, in addition to the lighting of white light that had to solve the place according to the regulations. The luminaire was specially designed for this area, so that it could solve all these project situations. White lighting was carried out with warm ceramic metal halide lamps and optical street lamps and color accents with RGB LED technology and DMX control.
Client: Ajuntament de Sant Cugat del Vallès
Architect: FFPV Arquitectura
Photo: ©Philips, ©Ramón Ferreira