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.
Enjoy a selection of our luminaires designs and bespoke lights.
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 of JusticeHospitalet de Llobregat, Barcelona, Spain 2009
The project of the City of Justice of Barcelona and L'Hospitalet consisted of 3 spaces: the central atrium, the court buildings and the outer space. Each one had different architectural characteristics, although they were connected to each other.
The Atrium, the heart of the city of justice, was the great access to the buildings connected to it.. The luminous approach based on the essential was to create two lines of light: an exterior and an interior that resolved all the situations of this space. The continuous linear luminaire with 3000ºK triphosphorous fluorescence lamp was specially designed for this project.
In the 12 buildings, the intention of architecture was that everyone had the same feeling, the same look when inside. The situation was focused on solving the internal rhythms of the different facilities since each building was of different dimensions.
Client: GISA, Departament de Justicia, Generalitat de Catalunya
Architect: David Chipperfield Architects + b720 Arquitectos
Awards: Riba Award 2010
Photo: ©b720; ©Rafael Vargas