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Lake/Flato Houses : Embracing the Landscape - Guy Martin

Lake/Flato Houses

Embracing the Landscape

By: Guy Martin, Frederick Steiner (Designed by)

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Published: 1st June 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.

" 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

Preface Introduction by Guy Martin Brushland Cross Timbers Ranch Cutting Horse Ranch Porch House Air Barns City Dog Team Too Loft and Studio Bluffview Residence Bayou Residence Desert Brown Residence Desert House Dunning Residence Hillside Hillside House Story Pool House Touche Pass House Mountain LC Ranch Bartlit Residence Lake Tahoe Residence Water Lake Austin House Hog Pen Creek Mill Springs Ranch Project Credits

ISBN: 9780292758452
ISBN-10: 0292758456
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 310
Published: 1st June 2014
Publisher: University of Texas Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 25.4  x 2.5
Weight (kg): 1.33