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.
L9 Metro StationBarcelona, Spain, 2012
The architectural project of the Line 9 metro station of Barcelona encourages the use of rationality and functionality in the place through the provision of materials resistant to the passage of time and their orderly intellectualization in place to facilitate the orientation of the passerby. The lighting was solved in two typologies following the functionality of the architecture project and the program of the place, respecting the regulations in relation to levels, uniformities and consumptions. The two typologies consisted of translucent glass, which can be registered for backlighting that gave the place a feeling of spaciousness, elegance and a very interesting quality.
We worked with indirect light on the back-wall plane, painted white, and thus, with the reflection of the light. The second typology had a functional character to give the space the levels of average illuminance and uniformity required by regulations. These lines were placed, in an orderly manner, integrated into the architecture in spaces in the false ceiling specially designed to house the lighting. The result is an elegant, highly integrated lighting design that optimally resolves the station's programming with high light quality.
Client: Ajuntament de Barcelona
Architect: Alonso Balaguer Arquitectos
Photo: ©Miguel Bargalló