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.
Les ColsGirona, Spain 2012
The lighting design for Les Cols Restaurant Pavilion Tent, a banquet and event space in Olot, Girona, is partially based on the architectural concept of a hybrid space that blurs the boundaries between interior and exterior.
The same architectural materials—locally mined volcanic stone, steel tubes of varying diameters, and transparent plastic—are used for both the exterior and interior, reinforcing the blurring of boundaries. Here, the furniture and other objects have less of a visual presence than the architectural environment. The transparent plastic curtains that define these areas also serve as visual filters, creating different effects and reflections throughout the day and night; they also provide guests with a degree of privacy and intimacy.
Trees placed inside these transparent “indoor gardens” enhance the indoor/outdoor experience.
Client: Les Cols Restaurant
Architect: RCR Arquitecte
Awards: Premi FAD d'Interiorisme 2014;
Special Citation, Iluminet 2016
Photo: ©Pep Sau; ©Josep Oliva