Lake Flato - Sycamore Springs - landscape.mp4

Ranches

Wide open landscapes, and an accompanying sense of freedom from the confines of an urban environment, invite people to fully engage with the land and the seasonal changes in often unconventional ways. To fully appreciate the landscape, outdoor movement between buildings is encouraged with covered walkways, porches and open paths. Practicality, low maintenance and a refreshing simplicity are often at the heart of enduring ranch design.

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Their work recognizes that the fundamental elements of architecture change only very slowly over time, and that how people have inhabited the local landscape in the past remains of greatest relevance today.
Brian Mackay-Lyons FRAIC, HON. FAIA
Partner, MacKay-Lyons