Texas Architect July/August 2013: Light
Sketches that bring sunlight and moonlight into spaces in creative, playful ways; otherworldly experiments in color centered on the early morning and evening skies; the construction of shade for people and plants; an oasis of densely planted, colorful cacti in the desert; and the benefits of daylight for work and study — this issue is about natural light and design. The projects featured illustrate a range of artistic and functional expressions where light is essential to the experience of each space.
Trends of the Trade Marketplace Texas Firm Among Global Sustainability Award Winners On May 5, the recipients of the 2013 Global Awards for Sustainable Architecture were honored with a ceremony and symposium at the Cité de l’architecture & du patrimoine in Paris. San Antonio’s Lake|Flato Architects was among the five architects from around the world to receive the prestigious award. Principal Ted Flato represented the firm at the ceremony, delivering a presentation on the topic “Buildings and Landscapes.” This sustainability awards program was created in 2006 by the Locus Foundation of France to “identify and reward the most innovative and engaged architects from all corners of the globe and to federate them in theoretical research and participative urban renewal projects.” The recipients are selected by the Foundation’s European Scientific Board of architecture centers and universities, with the assistance worldwide critics and specialists. Lake|Flato was honored by the Foundation for its success in “convincing society from within [about the value of sustainability], with an office which has stated is ecological convictions and developed its knowledge from project to project.” The firm is joined by honorees from Portugal, Malaysia, Ecuador and Belgium. For more information on the work of all the recipients, visit www.locus-foundation.org. Principal Ted Flato represented the firm at the ceremony. Sun Screens • Decorative Fences Rooftop Concealment • Garage Screens Water Features • Custom Fabrication 281.440.3665 • www.defifiberglass.com PHOTO OF THE GLOBAL SUSTAINABILITY AWARD WINNERS BY GASTON FRANÇOIS BERGERET, COURTESY LAKE|FLATO ARCHITECTS. 7/8 2013 Texas Architect 87