While poring over the Modern Luxury Interiors Texas Best of Design 2017 issue, we spotted a familiar name: Lake|Flato architects was named Best Architecture Firm 2017. The San Antonio-based firm is known for “designing houses that resonate with the inherent nature of each site, respond to the region’s climate and connect its inhabitants to the natural environment.”
The firm, recently named one of the Ten Most Innovative Architecture Firms in World by Fast Company, sought to create buildings that were “tactile and modern, environmentally responsible and authentic, artful and crafted.”
Lake|Flato also recently won a 2017 National AIA Housing Award for its Blue Lake Retreat, a Marble Falls, TX masterpiece. The long, narrow, three-story home connects the steep topography with the lake below.
Sebastian Construction Group teamed with Lake|Flato on the Watuaga Residence, a home that is rooted in its surroundings and demonstrates the high quality construction and craftsmanship that both firms are known for:
The quote below, from Lake|Flato’s website, captures the Watagua residence and the essence that imbues all of the firm’s projects:
“Possessing that all too-rare-quality of serenity. It is simple and joyous architecture rooted within the regions to which it belongs.”
Glenn Murcutt, Hon. FAIA
Pritzker Architecture Prize Laureate