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.
Colmex LibraryMexico City , Mexico 2016
The lighting design for the extension of the Library of the College of Mexico seeks to create an environment of visual comfort for studying and reading based on the formal layout of the architecture, while highlighting the elements and materials that form it, as well as the hammered concrete and the crystal.
Five lighting typologies stand out: functional lighting by continuous linear luminaires; the lighting proposal for the work area without touching the surrounding vertical planes; decorative led standing luminaires to generate a home environment in informal reading areas; the lighting of a single mullion on the facade that breaks the rhythm of others and marks the access to the building; and the lighting of the vegetation of the exterior and roof area, consisting of uplights with optics according to the foliage and size.
All the lighting is composed of leds and fluorescence of neutral color temperature 4000ºk and high IRC. Also, a lighting control system was incorporated to choose the right scene for each space.
Client: Colegio de México
Architect: Teodoro Gonzalo de León
Photo: © Pedro Hiriart