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.
De Krook LibraryGhent, Belgium 2017
A sensory image coexists in the Old Town.
Waalse Krook City Library and Cultural Center rises in a unique corner of Ghent where a new urban space allows the contemporary building to complement the historic city center and the crook of the River Scheldt.
The external lighting was designed to highlight the linear dynamics of the building which rises parallel to the ground up to the top. We did not wish to emphasize all the horizontal lines but rather looked to communicate the essence of the building's dynamic.
The interior lighting design was conceived as a constructive material following the form of the floor, forming part of the heating platform and the structural core. We adhered to lighting norms, generating a warm uniform overall lighting using 3000ºk recessed LED linear luminaries in the platform. The color temperature was chosen to harmonize with the tones of the iron used in the space and facades. This tonality was reinforced with task lights above the tables and linear LED lighting integrated in the shelving.
The lighting design takes into account the unique location of the building and its reflection in the River Scheldt to produce a sensorial image emblematic of the city.
Client: Waalse Krook City Library
Architect: RCR Arquitectes; Coussée & Goris architecten
Awards: LIT Awards 2021, Winner Exterior Architectural Illumination
Iluminet Awards 2022, Honorable Mention
Photo: © De Brabander Geert; ©tvdv