Look out, we’ve got some new forms coming your way! Lake/Flato Architects is known for using traditional vernacular forms as a basis for its body of regionally-specific, yet modern, architecture. On a recent tour of LF ranches, we discovered some striking new roof shapes in San Saba, Texas. As the creep of suburbia’s tendrils have left virtually no area untouched, we find that forms traditionally associated with strip mall chic are becoming more and more rooted in these places. How long until we consider these things part of a regional style? We think that time is now. So first up on our...
We hired Greenstone Industries of San Antonio to manage the construction waste on one of our residential projects that received LEED Platinum certification last year. By doing so, we diverted 88% of construction waste from the landfill. The other amazing part is that this service cost a third less than a typical dumpster service which would have delivered 100% to the landfill. Greenstone built these recycle bins from old pallets to separate the different kinds of waste.
What a week it has been at Lake|Flato! Nearly the entire office was recruited to put together five interviews for projects across the country, and needless to say, it has been a creative whirlwind. It's exhilarating to be competing for many great projects with excellent collaboration, and the ideas have been flowing out... in every direction and on every surface. Stay tuned for more sneak peeks of the process behind Lake|Flato Architects!
Happy Valentine's Day! Head out to West Texas to send your valentines from Valentine TX... There was a recent Express News article about the town of Valentine's post office that might close someday soon because of cuts throughout the postal system. Until then, it's a great place to send your valentines from. "The attraction is the unique Valentine postmark, with a new stamp designed each year by a local student. The postmarks are sought by collectors and sweethearts alike, if for different reasons." Read the full article and see photos of Valentine's Post Office here .