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.
Oms SquareBarcelona , Spain 2003
The project of the square of Oms in Sant Cugat del Vallés, was an interesting and complex project from the beginning for the limitation we had on placing and adhering any elements to the facade. We mostly had to work with the pavement plane. To solve this compromised situation we proposed to illuminate with wallwashers from the ground avoiding the optics to be flush as the facades reached 12 meters high. Thus, to cover them of light in a uniform and smooth way. To achieve this, we had to separate 3 meters of the facades and place several less powerful luminaires, groups of 4 to 6 luminaires 35w of 3000ºK ceramic metal halide, so that a hard shadow was not reflected on the facades while people passed between them. With these typologies, the square had all the facades and access to the Cloister illuminated in a subtle and respectful way.
Client: Ajuntament de Sant Cugat del Vallès
Architect: Albert Adell Arquitectes
Photo: ©artec3 Studio