(this page) Metal sunscreens shade the south and west facades, sometimes doubling as balcony guardrails. (opposite page) The mixed-use complex is among several recent additions to Austin’s east side, an area of town that only recently has seen commercial redevelopment. (That’s one of Austin’s 165-foot-tall circa-1890s street lamps – called moonlight towers – shown at the center of this photo.)
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Built around the theme of “Arts & Science,” the November/December 2011 edition of Texas Architect profiles the Botanical Research Institute...