Dallas Rolex tower

Dallas Rolex tower

Dallas Rolex tower
Dallas Rolex tower

Dallas Rolex tower

Dallas Rolex tower

Texas, The United States
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The project for Rolex is an opportunity to introduce a layer of human-scaled nature into this car-driven lifestyle of Dallas. The silhouette of the building twists out of its site as a series of floor plates and louvers for shading–not as a solid mass, but as many layers, like a deck of cards. Some of the layers support vegetation, visually connecting the surrounding gardens and public streetscape to a private, planted event space on the roof. The idea for this landscape took its cue from the stone walls (rampart) of traditional Japanese castles. The rampart is an intermediary between the building and nature, and if one compares it to a platform in western architecture, which makes the basic part of a building, it would be obvious that the rampart is designed to be more intimate with nature. By combining the basic office building in Dallas, and blending it with the landscape, we aim to make a new kind of natural, urban icon: an entrance to the Harwood arts district, and for Dallas in general.