LakeFlato 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. LakeFlato won the Global Award f...
Paperback: 310 pages
Publisher: University of Texas Press; 1st Edition edition (June 1, 2014)
Product Dimensions: 10 x 1 x 8.5 inches
Amazon Rank: 192917
Format: PDF ePub fb2 djvu book
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A very nice book from a great architect. Good photos. There is one plan for each house. Too bad there are not more drawings. Sections and details must be beautiful but not included. But still the one plan for each shows their brilliance. Biggest pro...
ble Architecture in 2013, and it has also received the American Institute of Architects’ highest honor, the National Firm Award. In all, LakeFlato has won more than 150 national and state design awards. Residential architecture has always been a priority for the firm, and LakeFlato 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 LakeFlato 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 LakeFlato’s unique responses to the forms and materials of the various landscapes. An introduction by journalist Guy Martin summarizes the history of LakeFlato and its philosophy, and explores the impact of its work on sustainable architecture.