The last thing the Austin Proper Hotel & Residences project team wanted was another all-glass building on the Austin, Tex., skyline. So they chose something with more character: a combination of precast concrete and glass. As a result, this new mixed-use building expresses the uniqueness of the city. The design team wanted to do something that expressed [Austin’s] hands-on, wear-and-tear nature.
Read more about this project in the Summer 2023 issue of Ascent.
Precast concrete was used for the Austin Proper project because it is a robust but flexible material that could be cast in several panel configurations to create alternating patterns on the building.