John Grable's award-winning work is inspired by his intimate relationship with the environment, which stems from his love and respect for the land and a keen understanding of how buildings can gently co-exist with nature. After 18 years as a project manager and partner at Lake|Flato Architects, John returned to his roots in 2004 and founded John Grable Architects, where his more t...read more
Equipment Sombrilla by John Grable Architects. Photograph © JGA
The shelter with a simple construction is built up in a mountainous region using raw materials of the region, and provides a good temperature through natural cooling and natural ventilation.
The design of John Grable Architects provides an arched structure that enables the creation of large spans, creating an open and flexible space. The alternation of materials ensures light entrance during the day as well as light emission during the night.