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.
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.
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.
Lagares ShowroomGirona, Spain 2009
The lighting concept was to treat the background as part of the object. The shadow becomes an essential element of the object, the same way that, in a Japanese Zen garden, the rocks, moss, and sand or gravel join together in a single, unified space.
The overall effect is one of peace and elegant simplicity, as well as beauty. The lighting design creates a composition of light and shadow; the components are the object on display, its shadow, and the way the light touches the floor. A line of lights attached to the ceiling and halogen lamps of very narrow beam illuminate each object from above, creating a shadow directly below it on the floor.
Shadows are neatly ordered, reinforcing the visual sense of levitation introduced by supporting the toilets with tensioned steel threads.
Client: Lagares Producciones de Disseny S.L.
Architect: RCR Arquitecte
Awards: Award of excellence, IALD 2012; Finalist, LDA 2012
Photo:© Hisao Suzuki