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.
Depto. CondesaMexico City, Mexico 2016
In this private residence in Mexico City, where the materiality of the concrete was the protagonist, the lighting was designed to be seen. Concrete and books played an important role in defining the lighting scheme.
The intention was to achieve a pleasant non-invasive light that went through the house accompanying the forceful materiality. But at the same time, to be noble and warm on the visible concrete. Therefore, we chose to work with indirect and warm light, where the source of light could never be discovered. We designed a linear metal element that could be part of the house in a friendly, close, essential way. Emulating concrete surfaces that dialogue with metal lines.
The technology used were 2700ºK warm LED strips with opalescent diffusers and aluminum profiles located in custom linear elements specially made for this project. The resulting products is different from the ordinary. It’s comfortable, functional and puts in value a minimalist architecture where the concrete, in symphony with the books, become the center stage in the house.
Architect: Miquel Adria + Ambrosi | Etchegaray
Awards: Special Mention, Premios Iluminet 2018
Photo: ©Yaatzil Ceballos