Situated against a secluded bluff in the Davis Mountains of far west Texas, The Prow is the first off-the-grid Porch House. The house is a simple design protected by a single long-gable roof. A vaulted space contains the kitchen, dining and living areas, while a dog run separates the other module housing two bedrooms and a bath.
Lake Flato Architects
Since its founding in 1984, Lake Flato Architects has designed buildings that respond to the culture and climate of each unique place. We believe in creating environments that enrich communities and nurture life through our work.
When we decided to create our own architecture firm in 1984, we had a number of strong ideas about what kind of buildings we wanted to design. We believed 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, we sought to create buildings that were tactile and modern, environmentally responsible and authentic, artful and crafted.
Now more than 32 years later, these beliefs still inform the architecture we create. While our firm has grown along with the range and complexity of our projects, we have found the desire to build in partnership with the land to be an approach that remains valid and increasingly resonant. Our first projects were houses and these projects excite us still. We have found that by exploring the intimate relationship between family, place and building we can create unique living environments that possess a compelling authenticity and beauty.
Bellaire Residence sits on a previously undeveloped, narrow lot within a well-established and densely-occupied, urban neighborhood. Inspired by modular design, the client sought a modern home in which to enjoy gathering both indoors and out, tempered with privacy for sleeping and working.
The buildings at SK Ranch sit on a broad, curving mesa in the Texas Hill Country. Taking full advantage of the site’s strengths for solar orientation, prevailing breezes, topography and distant vistas, the compound serves as a modern ranch with clean, crisp lines, sophisticated finishes and a casual elegance.
Built in the late 70s, Long Island Retreat began as a 1,600-square-foot, three bedroom structure that had been in the family for many years. To preserve the original home, the structure of the existing house was converted into bedrooms and a game room for the children.
2001 Odyssey is a project of modular homes conceived by Lake Flato Architects, located in Wimberley, Texas. The architects focused on porches and other outdoor areas that connects the house to the environment. The design for this project presents a new way of thinking, designing, and building for residential clients. The approach for Odyssey was an […]
Designed by Lake Flato Architects, the Goat Mountain Ranch is a newly completed ranch house located in Uvalde, Texas. This ranch recently earned LEED certification. Project description: Seated on a heavily-wooded bluff, Goat Mountain Ranch tempers views overlooking the expansive Nueces River Valley to the southwest and upward views of Goat Mountain and a bowl-shaped […]