Architect: Lake Flato Architects

Lake Flato Architects is a great architecture firm located in San Antonio, Texas, where David Lake and Ted Flato lead a team of almost 50 people in a very diverse practice. The projects they take on range from gorgeous single family residences and ranches, to civic and cultural centers and state universities. While the project programs vary greatly, their designs are very consistent. The firm has developed a language that is easily identifiable across their projects; consistent use of natural and rustic materials, minimal and beautiful steel details, soaring roofs, and large open spatial volumes. I truly enjoy their work, and hope you do to.

Lake Austin House
Austin, TX
Lake Flato Architects

Lake Flato Architects

Lake Flato Architects

Lake Flato Architects

Lake Flato Architects

Video: MOMENTS

I came across this interesting video titled "Moments" by Everynone earlier today. I love the way it poetically discusses the idea by showing a collection of moments many people can swiftly related to. I felt it asked of me the question: "what is a moment?"

When asked to define a moment, I feel sensitive, almost nervous. It seems a private and personal thing.  Perhaps this is because, to me, a moment is an experience. It is something to be measured, not by a length of time, but by an emotion. To be described through ones eyes, lips, and gestures. Not words. In my life, not one has been duplicated, each is unique. The best ones are those that catch me off guard, they are the seeds of poetry. Seemingly infinite, I know they are not. They will run out. So I try to ensure that I feel all of my moments completely, good, bad, blissful, turbulent. I make a collection. Each moment, a feeling woven into the tapestry of my memories.






SO, what is a moment to you?

Architect: Fearon Hay Architects

Today I am bringing you to New Zealand, to see some of the work of Jeff Fearon and Tim Hay of Fearon Hay Architects, one of my favorite architectural practices. These guys are gifted when it come to appropriate use of materials and details, and are able to generate great impact through subtlety. Their practice was founded on delivering incredible private dwellings, but has begun to move to hospitality, interiors, and commercial projects. Their work speaks for itself, so I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.

Shark Alley House
Fearon Hay Architects

Fearon Hay Architects

Fearon Hay Architects

Fearon Hay Architects

Fearon Hay Architects

Fearon Hay Architects