Lake Flato Houses: Respecting the Land

Presenting their new and recent projects, Lake|Flato Architects demonstrate the inexhaustible potential of the modern house to enter into a dialogue with nature.

Lake|Flato Architects, based in San Antonio and Austin, believe first and foremost that architecture should be rooted in its particular place, responding in a meaningful way to the natural or built environment. Using local materials and partnering with the best local craftsmen, Lake|Flato seek to create buildings that are tactile and modern, environmentally responsible and authentic, artful and crafted.
Now more than thirty years since its founding, the firm has grown along with the range and complexity of its projects, yet it still considers the desire to build in partnership with the land to be an approach that remains valid and increasingly resonant. Lake|Flato’s first projects were houses, and these projects excite the firm still. By exploring the intimate relationship between family, place, and building, Lake|Flato create unique living environments that possess a compelling authenticity and beauty.

About The Author

Oscar Riera Ojeda is an editor and designer based in the United States, Hong Kong, and Argentina. He has designed, edited, and published more than 200 architecture, design, and photography books. He is the director of the eponymous boutique architecture publishing house Oscar Riera Ojeda Publishers. Helen Thompson is a nationally known writer whose areas of specialty are interior design, architecture, kitchen design, and food. Thompson was formerly a food writer and editor for Texas Monthly magazine, where she worked for 17 years. She was also the Texas city editor for Metropolitan Home magazine and has written and produced articles for Elle Decor, Architectural Digest, House Beautiful, Martha Stewart Living, Western Interiors, Traditional Home, Veranda, Country Home, and many other magazines.

  • Publish Date: November 16, 2021
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Category: Architecture - Buildings - Residential
  • Publisher: Rizzoli
  • Trim Size: 10 x 13
  • Pages: 272
  • US Price: $85.00
  • CDN Price: $115.00
  • ISBN: 978-0-8478-6999-2


"In October, leading design publisher Rizzoli is publishing a new monograph on Lake Flato’s residential work. Titled ‘Lake | Flato Houses: Respecting the Land’ the architecture book will feature a wealth of homes, such as Verde Creek Residence that showcase the firm’s careful considerations of place, the environment, and family living." —WALLPAPER

"Lake Flato’s architecture offices are in San Antonio and Austin, but they’ve designed homes for clients all over the country. What’s consistent in that wide-ranging oeuvre is a sense of place: In every instance, Flato works to use local materials and employ local artisans. The result is a series of modernist homes that look different from all the others (in a good way) and reflect a city’s roots." —ROBB REPORT

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