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Lake|Flato Houses: Embracing the Landscape

byLake|FlatoIntroduction byGuy MartinOtherFrederick Steiner

Paperback | June 1, 2014

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Lake|Flato Architects of San Antonio, Texas, is nationally and internationally acclaimed for buildings that respond organically to the natural environment. The firm uses local materials and workmanship, as well as a deep knowledge of vernacular traditions, to design buildings that are tactile and modern, environmentally responsible and authentic, artful and crafted. Lake|Flato won the Global Award for Sustainable Architecture in 2013, and it has also received the American Institute of Architects’ highest honor, the National Firm Award. In all, Lake|Flato has won more than 150 national and state design awards. Residential architecture has always been a priority for the firm, and Lake|Flato Houses showcases an extensive selection of landmark homes built since 1999. Color photographs and architectural commentary create a memorable portrait of houses from Texas to Montana. Reflecting the firm’s emphasis on designing in harmony with the land, the houses are grouped by the habitats in which they’re rooted—brushland, desert, hillside, mountains, city, and water. These groupings reveal how Lake|Flato works with the natural environment to create houses that merge into the landscape, blurring boundaries between inside and outside and accommodating the climate through both traditional and cutting-edge technologies. The sections are opened by noted architect and educator Frederick Steiner, who discusses Lake|Flato’s unique responses to the forms and materials of the various landscapes. An introduction by journalist Guy Martin summarizes the history of Lake|Flato and its philosophy, and explores the impact of its work on sustainable architecture.
Guy Martin has written for numerous magazines, including Condé Nast Traveler, Garden & Gun, the (London) Observer, the (London) Sunday Telegraph, and the New Yorker. A native of Athens, Alabama, a small cotton town in the Tennessee Valley, he grew up in a house designed by the architect Paul Rudolph, who had been friends with his pare...
Title:Lake|Flato Houses: Embracing the LandscapeFormat:PaperbackDimensions:310 pages, 8.52 × 10.07 × 0.98 inPublished:June 1, 2014Publisher:University Of Texas PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0292758456

ISBN - 13:9780292758452


Table of Contents


Introduction by Guy Martin


Cross Timbers Ranch

Cutting Horse Ranch

Porch House

Air Barns


Dog Team Too Loft and Studio

Bluffview Residence

Bayou Residence


Brown Residence

Desert House

Dunning Residence


Hillside House

Story Pool House

Touche Pass House


LC Ranch

Bartlit Residence

Lake Tahoe Residence


Lake Austin House

Hog Pen Creek

Mill Springs Ranch

Project Credits

Editorial Reviews

"As a way to both mark its 30th year and celebrate an unwavering approach to design, the firm recently released Lake|Flato Houses: Embracing the Landscape (University of Texas Press), a book that showcases how this philosophy succeeds in creating unique homes. “Unlike commercial projects, homes have a scale and a need to connect to the environment that is more obvious,” says Flato. " - San Antonio Magazine - 20140710