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.
Les ColsGirona, Spain 2012
The lighting design for Les Cols Restaurant Pavilion Tent, a banquet and event space in Olot, Girona, is partially based on the architectural concept of a hybrid space that blurs the boundaries between interior and exterior.
The same architectural materials—locally mined volcanic stone, steel tubes of varying diameters, and transparent plastic—are used for both the exterior and interior, reinforcing the blurring of boundaries. Here, the furniture and other objects have less of a visual presence than the architectural environment. The transparent plastic curtains that define these areas also serve as visual filters, creating different effects and reflections throughout the day and night; they also provide guests with a degree of privacy and intimacy.
Trees placed inside these transparent “indoor gardens” enhance the indoor/outdoor experience.
Client: Les Cols Restaurant
Architect: RCR Arquitecte
Awards: Premi FAD d'Interiorisme 2014;
Special Citation, Iluminet 2016
Photo: ©Pep Sau; ©Josep Oliva