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.
Els EncantsBarcelona, Spain 2013
Mercat dels Encants is a space of commerce deeply rooted in Barcelona that had been located in a space taken to the city for many years. In 2013, the City Council opened its doors to the new permanent market venue.
The approach of the architecture project wanted to maintain the essence of the market, an open space that could easily be walked through, but include a covered space for protection from the sun and rain. A large space with a large roof was created. The roof had a peculiar configuration of reflective material plans that projected the life of what was happening in the market.
The lighting approach of this space was based on two lighting typologies. The first was to illuminate the sales booths. The second was designed to illuminate the passage space and the other stalls, as well as the space where the auction takes place. The final composition responds to the identity of the place and generates high quality lighting that optimally solves the program of the place and in turn contributes to the composition of the city's night landscape.
Barcelona Infrestructuras Municipales SA
Architect: b720 Architects
Photo: ©Rafael Vargas; ©Lamp; ©Eva Serrats