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AZ Awards 2022 Finalist: Hill Country Wine Cave by Clayton Korte

The best thing about the Hill Country Wine Cave in southeastern Texas is that it’s sited in an actual cave. Before designing the structure, the architects at Clayton Korte captured a 3D scan of the cavern. They then custom-designed the architectural volume as an insert that could easily slide into the cave, like a ship into a bottle. Wood and concrete finishes imbue the space with warmth, but there’s plenty of exposed limestone, too — a reminder that this was a collaborative design effort in which nature was enlisted as a participant.

AZ Awards 2022 Finalist: Hill Country Wine Cave by Clayton Korte

Team Brian Korte with Camden Greenlee, Josh Nieves and Brandon Tharp (Clayton Korte); Michael Parolini (SSG Structural Engineers); Kristof Irwin (Positive Energy); J.P. Monday (Monday Builders); Christina Brown (Studio Lumina); Intelligent Engineering

Hill Country Wine Cave

The best thing about the Hill Country Wine Cave in southeastern Texas is that it’s sited in an actual cave.

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