An exquisite Texas house by Lake | Flato Architects, the Cross Timbers Ranch has a broad sheltering roof over a huge outdoor breezeway. Enclosed living space is relatively small compared to the amount of covered open air space, which for most of the year is just as livable as the interior.
er's shacks, and dog trots were the everyday architecture of my childhood. They were humble, poetic, and simply beautiful, without pretense. A very functional need was provided for with the simplest of means, and that is the essential lesson.