Dezeen: Eric Owen Moss describes design approach to (W)rapper high-rise in exclusive film


Los Angeles, CA


Samitaur Constructs


Eric Owen Moss Architects (EOMA)

Project Size

180,548 SF

In this exclusive film produced by Dezeen in collaboration with MATT Construction and Eric Owen Moss Architects describes the design and engineering approach to the recently constructed (W)rapper high-rise office building in Los Angeles.

Named for its structural steel ribbons that support the building, the interior features column-free floor plans and a seismically resilient, base-isolated foundation.

The project originated in 1997, with Eric Owen Moss Architects and long-time owners, Frederick and Laurie Samitaur Smith, changing the zoning in the area to allow for additional height and density.