Reflecting on Eadweard Muybridge’s 19th century collotypes, three sets of stills were associated with each of the city’s districts: the dance for the performing arts district; the walking baboon for the financial district; and the maiden going to bed for the residential sector of Deep Ellum in Dallas. These stills were fused together to create the morphological form of the building. Because the L A N D_S C R A P E R passes through three noticeably different spatial districts, the building form abstracts the auras synthesised by each space.
The L A N D_S C R A P E R was designed with the notion of rethinking circulation and connectivity within a dense urban fabric. The horizontality creates a greater sense of scale and fluidity for the user in a mostly vertical atmosphere.