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.
VP Plaza España DesignMadrid, Spain 2018
At Hotel VP, in the heart of Madrid, clients are welcomed through a subtle play of lights on the facade and the inviting atmosphere composed of shadows and reflections which creates a warm, visual sensation, both relaxing and agreeable.
The initial lighting in the entrance is carried through to the lobby and reception. Highlights and variations in intensity contribute to a quick understanding of the hotel's spaces and their uses. The façade´s design is inspired by the idea of the steadily changing movement of people in the square, the illumination mimics the flow of urban life at night.
VP Hotel has recently obtained the LEED Gold Certificate, granted by the US Green Building Council, being one of the first hotels in Spain to receive it.
Client: VP Plaza España Design
Architect: b720 Architects
Interior: Cuarto Interior; Studio Gronda
Photo: ©Álvaro Valdecantos
©Rafael Vargas (bottom right)