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.

Echoes of a Land

La Biennale di Venezia 2018


The lighting design for the Mexican Pavillion in the Arsenal of the Venice Biennale seeks to communicate, in a subtle and precise way, the curatorship prepared this year: Echoes of a Land. It explains three realities: the complexity of the Mexican territory, its devastation due to natural causes and some examples of contemporary Mexican architecture.

The spatial idea of the pavilion to contain and explain these concepts was to adapt to the existing place without modifying it in its understanding. Treating it in an exempt way, looking through the content of the action to give a new understanding to an architecturally unaltered space and without adhering superficiality of materials to it.

The essentiality of the pavilion was filled with contents with imprint through the ordered placement of vertical tectonic elements of worked stone murals that explained the three conceptual realities. In addition, the pavilion included more sensitive elements on its sides. On one hand, sounds from Mexico that were heard through headphones placed on a bench and illuminated by LED strips. And, on the other, three pieces of light art, located in existing niches, that brought light and color from Mexican architecture to Venice.


Client: INBA
Architect: Ambrosi Etchegaray
Commissioner: Gabriela Gil
Curator: Gabriela Etchegaray
Photo: ©Santiago Arau