Attention architecture fans! The Plant at Kyle, an architectural landmark residence designed by Lake|Flato Architects in 1989, is now offering informal, intimate tours monthly and by appointment. Usually reserved for private use and rental, tours of the architecture and grounds by the caretakers are being offered to share in the rich history of this early important adaptive reuse of a 20th Century vernacular industrial building.
The Plant at Kyle, a.k.a the Carraro Residence or the Alamo Cement Plant House, began life in the 1920s as a shed at the Alamo Cement plant in San Antonio, Texas (since re-purposed as the Alamo Quarry Market mall).Henry and Francine Carraro purchased the property in Kyle with plans to build a home utilizing a metal building they already owned. They started conversations with the newly launched firm of Lake | Flato Architects, led by David Lake and Ted Flato who met working for legendary Texas architect O'Neill Ford's firm Ford Powell & Carson.
Participation is limited to 20 participants, requires walking on uneven ground and stairs. Driving directions will be sent upon registration.