In 2015, Ion Art was approached by the developer of a luxury apartment building to collaborate on a package for their new complex, Seven, in East Austin. Along with fabricating several custom features around the complex such as, grill stations, planters, and fireplaces, we had the opportunity to design a decorative security screen for their bike barn and an awning. The awning at Seven is suspended from the concrete garage floor above and cantilevers over the residential entrance on 7th Street. It’s made of rectangular aluminum tube with a polished finish and has a recessed wood inlay ceiling, made from oiled walnut. While you enter under the awning, the frosted acrylic panels create a “7” pattern when you look up to illuminate the entry while also acting to tie the awning into the branding of the complex.