- Owner: Benchmark Development
- Completed: 2010
- Height: 56 Stories
- Square Feet: 862,769 GSF; 395,236 RSF
- Units: 188 (2,102 SF Avg. Unit Size)
The Austonian is the tallest residential building in Austin and the Western United States.
One of the primary design objectives was to create a space that supports energy and natural resource conservation. The project's environmentally-conscious design achieved a four-star rating from Austin Energy Green Building Council, which is comparable to a U.S. Green Building Council LEED Gold Rating.
The luxury condominium project selected Draper's motorized and manual flexshade®, featuring 1% and 3% openness fabrics for their optimal light and glare control and privacy.
Motorized and Manual FlexShade®
1. MOTORIZED FLEXSHADE®
120V AC MOTORIZED FLEXSHADE®
Draper 120V AC Motorized FlexShade® features affordability, plus ease of installation. This 4-wire motor is equipped with easy push-button limits and offers a wide array of external IntelliFlex® control options. Whether the concept is simply to control a few shades, or a floor, or to implement a more extensive project for an entire building, the 120V AC Motorized FlexShade® is ideal for church, residential, commercial, healthcare, or governmental applications.
120V AC 485 MOTORIZED FLEXSHADE®
High-tech convenience coupled with a wide array of control options makes the 120V AC 485 Motorized FlexShade® window shade the perfect choice to integrate large-scale commercial systems. An encoded motor provides a wide range of applications, from the high-end home user to the integration of window shading with commercial lighting systems. The 120V AC 485 Motorized FlexShade® provides the scalability to synchronize automation between just a few window shades or entire floors within large commercial buildings.
120V AC RTS MOTORIZED FLEXSHADE®
The 120V AC RTS Motorized FlexShade® window shade offers a 3-wire motor that features parallel wiring, electronic programmable limits, and a multitude of control options. With a hand-held remote control and Plug & Play options, this easily programmable shade is the ideal choice for the office, boardroom, small commercial settings, residential, and church applications.
24V DC MOTORIZED FLEXSHADE®
A low-voltage motorized solution, the 24V DC FlexShade® window shade reduces wiring costs and fits small spaces. This motorized shade is available in 24V RTS, 24V dry contact, and 24V 485 platform technologies. The 24V RTS motor features wireless RTS control and is easily programmable. For large commercial buildings, the 24V 485 motor provides the scalability to fit the needs and budget of a project. The 24V dry contact provides a simple relay control for low-voltage shades making it ideal for home theaters.
A rechargeable, motorized window shade, the FlexShade® Recharge features quiet operation and ease of installation in difficult areas with no wiring or electrician needed.
The FlexShade® 2 window shade provides the ability to reduce the light gap in institutional or commercial areas that contain a large span of windows. As a taller shade, it maximizes the ability to reduce the light gap by minimizing the number of window shades required for coverage.
The Colossal FlexShade® window shade offers superior control of heat gain and glare in large shading applications. This window shade maximizes the ability to reduce the light gap, by minimizing the number of window shades required for coverage.
BATTERY POWERED FLEXSHADE®
Where hard-wiring is not an option, the Battery Powered FlexShade® window shade provides ease-of-installation in very tight or hard-to-reach spaces without the need for wiring or an electrician.
2. MANUAL FLEXSHADE®
CLUTCH-OPERATED FLEXSHADE® NEXD
Ready for installation, the wall- or ceiling-mounted NEXD Clutch-Operated FlexShade offers the flexibility to choose an optional, fully assembled cassette-style system, a standard set-up with endcaps, or endcaps with fascia. With a 3-3/16” (81 mm) profile, this premium manually-operated window shade includes pre-drilled jamb mounting holes and a height-adjustable idler bracket for fine leveling adjustments after installation. The NEXD Clutch-Operated FlexShade features a heavy-duty clutch built for durability that provides ease-of-use and low maintenance for commercial, healthcare, institutional, or educational settings.
CLUTCH FLEXSHADE® XD
The Clutch FlexShade® XD window shade features a heavy-duty clutch that is built for durability, ease of use and low maintenance within commercial, healthcare, institutional, or educational settings.
CLUTCH OPERATED FLEXSHADE®
The Clutch Operated FlexShade® offers an institutional-grade window shade with smooth, quiet operation, plus independent control. These shades provide ease of use, longevity, and low maintenance for commercial, healthcare, and educational facilities.
CRANK OPERATED FLEXSHADE®
With single controller operation, the Crank-Operated FlexShade® features precision control to easily raise or lower window shade(s) to the exact desired height. For added benefit, the crank handle can be permanently mounted or detachable to limit shade access in educational, healthcare, government or institutional settings.
Draper Roller Shades are manufactured in the USA using primarily USA-woven fabrics from Phifer and Mermet, ensuring a simple and direct supply chain that gives Draper maximum control over fast deliveries and product availability.