The World Savings Bank Proposal (2001-2) was a year-long study of the wind patterns on a featureless corporate plaza in West Los Angeles, which happens to be a natural wind fountain- attracting debris into regular whirlwinds when the wind is above 12 mph. A series of Debris Circulation Maps diagram the flow patterns of debris on the plaza over the course of a year.
Pink lines signify the path of newspapers, blue lines are cups, receipts, and other paper products, orange is for plastic, cellophane and feathers are light blue.
Neighborhood Debris Distribution map.
Proposed alterations to the existing World Savings Bank plaza accentuates movement of debris in the wind, and allows natural cycles of debris flow to manifest themselves through traces left behind, accumulated against stepped surfaces, even when the wind subsides.
Each map records about 20 minutes of timed observation.