artec3 carries out projects through 3 departments: lighting design, lab and lights.
We have arranged our works in the following categories to guide you on a transversal tour through the most relevant projects of artec3.
artec3 lighting design 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.
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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. artec3 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.
The llight-art department has explored the most interactive, social, artistic and exciting aspects of the light as a channel to express intangible contents. This enables us to shape our perception and cognition when being part of experiences, interacting with artworks, or creating identities through light. The artec3 lab, in continuous artistic experimentation with light, has evolved to summalab. Find more about it.
Musée SoulagesRodez , France 2014
Instead of a formal concept, we began with an exploration of materials, light, and proportion. Architecture is built around light. The two lighting typologies are ambient (both daylight and artificial) and exhibition (only artificial).
Working closely with the architect, we designed the ambient lighting by defining the skylight geometry. In response to the visual rhythm of the exhibition spaces, the light establishes a special connection between the visitors and the artworks. To light the art, we used a track system, for which we developed three types of LED projectors.
This is the first museum in France to be illuminated with LEDs. The lighting of the "Noirs" received special attention: artwork constructed through light, which is reflected according to the engraved lines. In Mr. Soulages’ own words, "Je n'avais jamais vu mes oeuvres si bien éclairées."
Client: Agglomération du Grand Rodez
Architect: RCR Arquitecte
Associate Architect: G.Trégouët RCR
Awards: Winner, Premios Iluminet 2016
Photo: © Hisao Suzuki; ©Didier Boy de la Tour