‘Character Building’ is a set of animations that brings 20 famous buildings to life.

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One day, I started imagining what buildings would be thinking if they were alive. Why are they the way they are and how do they feel about it? I set about creating mini stories that gave a reason to some of the world’s strangest architectural forms. Below are the results!

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Marina Bay Sands (Singapore, Singapore)

Burj Al Arab (Dubai, UAE)

Proximus Towers (Brussels, Belgium)

Brasília Airport (Brasília, Brazil)

Portland Building (Portland, United States)

Eureka Tower (Melbourne, Australia)

Petronas Towers (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia)

Scandic Seilet (Molde, Norway)

One Central Park (Sydney, Australia)

Kingdom Centre (Riyadh, Saudi Arabia)

Camp Nou (Barcelona, Spain)

Highcliff (Hong Kong, Hong Kong)

Bitexco Financial Tower (Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam)

Coltejer Building (Medellín, Colombia)

Ryugyong Hotel (Pyongyang, North Korea)

Lokhandwala Minerva (Mumbai, India)

Wembley Stadium (London, United Kingdom)

Hallgrímskirkja (Reykjavíc, Iceland)

Tomorrow Square (Shanghai, China)

The Leadenhall Building (London, United Kingdom)