Living Tower is a feasibility study for a unique high-rise in downtown Austin, Texas. The crystalline tower includes a 135 room hotel and 124 condominium residences, while the robust building plinth contains retail space, a resident pool deck, bar, and event space, and a public parking garage. Conceptually, this “anti-tower” is imagined as a vertical neighborhood, meant to be genuine, warm, welcoming, and uniquely Austin. In consideration of the project’s urban texture and materiality, a custom-fritted glass skin captures views of the city while a plinth of crafted brick and wood meets pedestrians below. Green space and vegetated terraces provide relaxed, natural moments of repose from the bustle of the city.