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.
Roca Barcelona GalleryBarcelona , Spain 2009
Light seeks to create sensations and movements to mimic water; fluidity, transparency and reflection. A siliconized glass slat, working as the closing material, generates a continuous glass curtain. The glass works internally with the light as a conductive element in a similar way as a tubular fiber does, simulating moving water. Material and light creates a dynamic texture controlled by a specially designed software.
These sensations of fluidity expressed on the façade connect with the theme of the showroom, that explains the history of water in the household. The lighting design is completely integrated with the architecture. Interesting perspectives are generated from the interior between the plants in negative and the luminous façade.
From a distance, one can appreciate the volumetric and sensational game expressed by the building. Scenes of subtle fluid movements are played on a daily basis.
Client: Roca Sanitario, S.A.
Architect: OAB Office of Architecture in Barcelona
Awards: Special Citation, IALD 2010; Finalist, LAMP Award for Interior Lighting.
Photo: © Roca, Aleix Bagué