|Cube understood as having origins in plinth, as they share materiality and surface. This is the entry court. |
|View of earthen landscape. ©Iwan Baan|
|Note reluctance of plinth to engage with Dallas "context". ©Iwan Baan|
As can be seen in the images and section below, the underside of the cube can be seen as an extension of the surface of the plinth, such that the void of one assumes the materiality of the other; that they have an inverse relationship to each other that is at once both detached and engaged.
|Ceiling appropriates surface of plinth. ©Morphosis|
|The cube is a distressed one...©Morphosis|
|Morphosis diagram. The cube floats in a sea of wonder, doesn't engage with city grid.|
|Undulating plinth and context. @Arch Record|
Appropriately, this project looks like drought, as does much of Texas and the American midwest. As in much of Morphosis's work, there is little optimism in the jagged forms and eroded ideals of a once idealized geometry, and in our current political situation of science deniers holding the rest of us hostage, this project seems to be projecting a more foreboding future for us all.