Lake Flato on Twitter
jennifer young

Transparency

Posted by on 3/5/13 at 12:46pm
Lake|Flato Dunning Residence

The Merriam Webster dictionary defines transparent as having the property of transmitting light…so that bodies lying beyond are seen clearly. These days, transparency is getting a lot of attention in the built environment, specifically in relation to materials. The International Living Future Institute has raised the bar and our awareness with its Living Building Challenge, a certification program that uses petals of a flower to designate its categories. Click to Read More

Jessica Vonderau

Children & Nature

Posted by on 3/4/13 at 03:41pm

A few of us LF’ers recently had the opportunity to listen to journalist and author, Richard Louv speak at a luncheon for the San Antonio Children’s Museum project, which Lake|Flato is extremely proud to be designing. To foster natural play, the Museum will encourage outdoor learning through the use of streams, bioswales, and sand exhibits. Click to Read More

Rand Pinson

Digital Pin-up: Cutting House

Posted by on 2/28/13 at 10:54am

The Cutting House is a residence for a return client who wanted to make use of an existing ranch house.  The concept is to salvage the existing house and surround it with new structures that will address the programmatic needs of the owners.  The new structures will provide space for a home office, utility room, gallery space, screened porches and a pool shade structure.  Click to Read More

David Lake

Rudy’s Ascent to Heaven, 2-20-2013

Posted by on 2/25/13 at 01:42pm

Rudy . . . the great Rhoudini, Rudolfo Teodoro Lago, Amigo, Ruuchi, Ruperto, was put down  2-20-13 at 5:14 pm.  He was a fine animal; Annie would say he was the more mature sibling . . . intuitive, all knowing.  Rudy had certain habits, early on it was just getting OUT . . . breaking out, either by climbing the fence, which grew from 42” to 6’ to 7’… then an invisible Click to Read More

Bob Harris

Our minds are pre-programmed to read and respond to certain patterns and elements found within the natural world.  However, in contemporary society we more and more often find ourselves living in nature deprived conditions, in places divorced from the nature context we subconsciously desire.  Perhaps designers of the built environment can learn to reconnect people to the patterns of nature triggering aesthetic responses that speak to our inner spirit and our innate sense of beauty. Click to Read More

sierrahaight

Better Know an LF’er: Patrick Burnham

Posted by on 2/20/13 at 02:58pm

Patrick joined Lake Flato destined to be “The” Georgia Tech intern, and the 220,000 sq. ft. lab building has kept him busy. His influence on the building is immediately visible; Patrick is responsible for the three story frit pattern on the building’s north façade.  Click to Read More

Grace Boudewyns

The Story: Our building was built in 1920, originally designed for a Hupmobile dealership selling electric cars. Previous tenants include a black gospel radio station, a law firm, an investment banking firm, and interior design firm. At one time, the FBI also occupied the garage. Sprinkle-Robey designed the notorious “egg” for a graphic design firm that once occupied the first floor south studio. In 1985, David and Ted bought partial ownership in Click to Read More

Laura Kaupp

Late Nite at the Hunt Gallery

Posted by on 2/14/13 at 11:01am

And if that’s not enought to convince you, I bought one last night and feel like a celebrity.  Stay tuned for the hanging party…I am taking votes for the lucky wall! Click to Read More

ddeleon

Playful Design

Posted by on 2/12/13 at 05:09pm
Signage by Pentagram

While in Pittsburgh, I had the opportunity to stop by the Children’s Museum. Once housed in the Old Post Office building, the museum expanded in 2004 taking full advantage of the nearby Buhl Planetarium. Click to Read More

oadamson

Architecture of the Louisiana Bayou

Posted by on 2/4/13 at 09:10am

Recently a friend and I took a trip out to New Orleans. After a couple of days in the city we decided to venture out and explore the world of the Louisiana Bayou. Expecting to encounter a few alligators and turtles, we soon discovered that these creatures weren’t all the swamps had to offer. Click to Read More