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.
DesplazamientosLa Biennale di Venezia, Italy 2022
Movements of light and shadow
In 2021, the 17th International Architecture Exhibition at the Venice Biennale hosted the Mexican pavilion created by curators Isadora Hastings García, Mauricio Rocha, and Elena Tudela Rivadeneyra with the support of the Federal Ministry of Culture and INBAL under the title “Displacements / Desplazamientos”. It challenged visitors to think about human displacement in terms of social and natural systems, inequality, environmental deterioration, risk of disasters, and violence in an experience of spatial sequences and pauses that explored sensory registers through architectural conditions associated with various kinds of displacement at different scales and in different territories and landscapes.
Artec Studio devised the lighting concept for this exhibition featuring suspended plumb bobs that are displaced by the action of an external force. The play of light and shadows generated by a central source propelled the shadows to reveal the movement of the pendulum and enhance the narrative of displacement. We placed several LED sources with high visual comfort at the lighting point of origin in the center of the space to generate a focus where the shadows would start and be reflected on the floor.
Client: Secretaría de Cultura del Gobierno de México; INBAL
Architect: Estudio Atemporal
Interior: Estudio Atemporal
Photo: ©INBAL; Elena Tudela; WeExhibit