Austin is rapidly emerging as a haven for prosperous tech professionals, and in no small part due to its natural surroundings. Abutting the verdant Texas Hill Country, the state capital is permeated by innumerable waterways and parks. Making the most of these conditions is the recently completed 44 East residential complex. Tucked away in the Rainey Street Historic District, the new development makes the most of its lakefront site.
Designed for Intracorp Texas by local heavyweight practice Michael Hsu Office of Architecture (MHOA), 44 East is as successful at integrating its design within Austin’s urban fabric as it is at framing the city’s natural environs from within. Many of its amenity spaces feature apertures that block out nearby buildings and streets to perfectly delineate bucolic vistas, both those in the immediate vicinity and those farther afield. Other exposures offer only the best view of the capital’s rapidly evolving skyline. Interior design of the residences was by Page.
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