our works

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.

lighting design

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. Take a look to our most relevant projects.

lights

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.

lab

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.

Colmex Library

Mexico City , Mexico 2016


The lighting design for the extension of the Library of the College of Mexico seeks to create an environment of visual comfort for studying and reading based on the formal layout of the architecture, while highlighting the elements and materials that form it, as well as the hammered concrete and the crystal.

Five lighting typologies stand out: functional lighting by continuous linear luminaires; the lighting proposal for the work area without touching the surrounding vertical planes; decorative led standing luminaires to generate a home environment in informal reading areas; the lighting of a single mullion on the facade that breaks the rhythm of others and marks the access to the building; and the lighting of the vegetation of the exterior and roof area, consisting of uplights with optics according to the foliage and size.

All the lighting is composed of leds and fluorescence of neutral color temperature 4000ºk and high IRC. Also, a lighting control system was incorporated to choose the right scene for each space.


Client: Colegio de México
Architect: Teodoro Gonzalo de León
Photo: © Pedro Hiriart