main worksArtec Studio carries out projects through three departments: lighting design, lab, and lights. We have arranged our works in this manner to guide you on a transversal tour through our most relevant projects. Below is a selection of projects within those categories.
lighting designArtec Studio 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 at 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. The 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.
light artArtec Studio’s lab is dedicated to exploring the most interactive, social, and artistic aspects of the light as a channel to create intangible and exciting light art content. This enables our team to shape the perception and cognition when being part of experiences, interacting with artworks, or creating identities through light.
Centro BotínSantander, Spain 2017
A “ship” anchored in a see of reflections.
The lighting design creates a relationship at night that links the new building, the sea and the city, without being overly obvious and giving the area a new character. The light explores the feeling of lightness, reinforcing the architectural concept. Interacting with the pearl coloured tiles and the translucent glass, the light transforms the building into a "ship" anchored in a sea of reflections.
The Pachinko, the nexus between the two lobes, provides an elegant lamp in the dark and eases access to the museum’s exhibition rooms which are fitted with led projectors capable of illuminating all types of exhibition.
Client: Fundación Botín
Architect: Renzo Piano Building Workshop RPBW architects; Luis Vidal + arquitectos
Awards: 2019 IALD Award of Merit
Photo: ©Roland Halbe (top); ©Enrico Cano