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.

lights

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.

lab

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.

Museu de la Pell

Barcelona, Spain 1997


The Museum of the Machinery of the Skin was the first project where artec3 charged a fee exclusively. The space consisted of a rectangular industrial brick warehouse of an old leather factory in Igualada, Barcelona that was reconditioned as a Museum to explain the manufacturing processes of the leather and the machinery used.

The architectural approach set out the machines in the center of the great hall and generated a high route around it where it explained its operation and its characteristics and its contribution to the industrial development of the city. The lighting approach sought to illuminate these great machines as works of art so that they could be appreciated after having been restored. Compact fluorescent projectors of 3000ºK and a fluorescent line of 4000ºK was placed under the platform that put the public in the correct measurement to appreciate the machines.

These solutions added to the backlights and to the lighting integrated in showcases generated a peculiar, contemporary, fresh exhibition environment, where the pieces are contemplated and explained from a different perspective to the one they had had in their work life.


Client: Ajuntament de Igualada
Architect: Arquitecta Elsa López
Awards: Finalist (Interiors), "2a Biennal d'Arquitectura de les Comarques Centrals"
Photo: ©artec3