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.
‘San Giacomo Apostolo' ChurchFerrara, Italy 2021
A bond of light with the intangible.
In the ‘San Giacomo Apostolo’ parish complex in Ferrara, a project by Miralles Tagliabue - EMBT, the new church takes centre stage. The liturgical space is arranged around a central altar which is lit by a skylight at a greater height. The natural light descends on the altar area to create a sense of spirituality, of connection with the divine, whose effect changes according to the time of day.
The lighting design of the central space of ‘San Giacomo Apostolo’ is anchored in the interaction between artificial and natural light, with the intention of perpetuating the sensation of connection with the celestial and the atmosphere of seclusion while also bringing out key components of the iconography.
The concept was to enhance the bond between the skylight, height and the components of the liturgy. The solution was based on integrating the lighting components, largely arranged around the cross-shaped ground plan, to incorporate the light and direct it, without being seen, to where it was needed.
“Using lighting from above fully integrated into the structure coupled with carefully thought-out direction of the light crafts an atmosphere of spirituality and mysticism inside ‘San Giacomo’ which envelops the visitor whatever the time of day.” Maurici Ginés, Founder & Creative Director, Artec Studio.
Client: CEI Conferenza Episcopale Italiana, Parrocchia di San Giacomo Apostolo, Ferrara
Architect: Benedetta Tagliabue – Miralles Tagliabue EMBT
Photo: ©Marcela Grassi