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.
De Krook LibraryGhent, Belgium 2017
Waalse Krook City Library and Cultural Center rises in a unique corner of Ghent where a new urban space allows the contemporary building to complement the historic city center and the crook of the River Scheldt.
The external lighting was designed to highlight the linear dynamics of the building which rises parallel to the ground up to the top. We did not wish to emphasize all the horizontal lines but rather looked to communicate the essence of the building's dynamic. We were inspired by the lines of lights from cars in long-exposure night shots, and thus we understood that it was only necessary to emphasize some of the lines with integrated lighting in the architecture proper. At the base of the building the lines of light leads the sight from the outside path to the footbridge over the river. The higher lines of the building were treated with a series of subtle lines to reveal the architecture.
The interior lighting design was conceived as a constructive material following the form of the floor, forming part of the heating platform and the structural core. We adhered to lighting norms, generating a warm uniform overall lighting using 3000ºk recessed LED linear luminaries in the platform. The color temperature was chosen to harmonize with the tones of the iron used in the space and facades. This tonality was reinforced with task lights above the tables and linear LED lighting integrated in the shelving.
The lighting design takes into account the unique location of the building and its reflection in the River Scheldt to produce a sensorial image emblematic of the city.
Client: Waalse Krook City Library
Architect: RCR Arquitectes; Coussée & Goris architecten
Photo: © De Brabander Geert; ©tvdv