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.


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.

light art

The llight-art 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.

GAT Hotel

Lisbon, Portugal 2009

The Gat Hotels project began with a general concept that could serve as the chain's branding in its expansion in Europe and Africa. It offers small rooms within a high-level design located in capitals or important cities at a low cost.

This lighting designs worked from three axes: to solve the lighting in the room by creating a module that could be carried and assembled to each hotel room; the lighting of the common areas for which a circular luminaire of two sizes was designed. This could be dressed in different color filters with circular fluorescence of 3000ºK, being green the used color. And lastly, to illuminate the facades of the hotels. The handicap was that Gat Hotels are located in existing buildings where, in most cases, it’s not allowed to install lighting elements in the facade. The proposed solution was to incorporate fluorescent linear luminaires with green filters in the interior window space of each room. In relation to the interior, this lighting was turned off at a prudent schedule for the guest and also had a Foscurit, a black opaque light control fabric, in each window so that the entrance of light in the room could be avoided manually.

Client: GAT
Architect: BOPBAA Architects
Photo: ©BOPBAA