Movie: Sliced Porosity Block
by Steven Holl Architects

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The second of two movies in this series about Steven Holl's Sliced Porosity Block in Chengdu, China, is a walk through the spaces of the mixed-use complex.

Sliced Porosity Block by Steven Holl Architects

Produced by filmmakers Spirit of Space, the architectural tour begins with the approach route into the public plaza, which is surrounded by the five towers of the scheme and sits above a shopping centre.

Sliced Porosity Block by Steven Holl Architects

The movie shows the daily activity in this plaza, where three staggered terraces feature seating areas, trees and large pools of water.  In the first of the two movies Steven Holl explains that he designed this space first, then added the architecture around it.

See more images of Sliced Porosity Block in our earlier story, or see more architecture by Steven Holl Architects.

Sliced Porosity Block by Steven Holl Architects

Spirit of Space previously filmed two movies about the Steven Holl's Daeyang Gallery and House, an underground gallery with a pool of water underneath. See more movies by Spirit of Space on Dezeen.

Architectural photography is by Hufton + Crow.

  • utopianrobot

    What track is that at the beginning of the second video?