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.
Veles e VentsValencia, Spain 2007
The building, conceived as a look-out point, strategically located at the end of the port dock, becomes a privilege for the view. Structurally, is composed of four platforms arranged at different heights and slightly displaced, which create shadows and uninterrupted views, achieving a perfect integration of the building with the port landscape and, ultimately, with the sea.
The platforms appear suspended in a vacuum, although in reality, they rest on four structural supports. This creates vertical communication points that integrates the installations of elevators and stairs. The predominance of color white throughout the building is counteracted by the intense shades of interior furnishings.
The elevated parking, with capacity for eight hundred vehicles, is adjacent to the building and is conceived as a continuous piece along the canal. Its roof becomes a lookout and its useful surface is used in a multipurpose way: there are bars, restaurants, information points and different activities. A perfect link between the city of Valencia and its new maritime front.
Client: Consorcio Valencia
Architect: David Chipperfield Architects + b720 Arquitectos
Awards: Finalist, FAD 2008 (Architecture); Riba Award 2007; Finalist, European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture; Mies Van Der Rohe Award 2007; Architecture Leaf Award 2006
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