Archinect - News 2014-07-25T21:03:31-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/67995171/steven-holl-architects-presents-two-short-films-on-the-sliced-porosity-block Steven Holl Architects presents two short films on the Sliced Porosity Block Archinect 2013-02-20T17:51:00-05:00 >2013-03-05T11:40:41-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/wg/wg88msw0g8qprugj.jpg" width="514" height="218" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> Steven Holl Architects in collaboration with <a href="http://spiritofspace.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Spirit of Space</a> has created two short films on the Sliced Porosity Block - CapitaLand Raffles City, completed in November 2012 in Chengdu, China.</p> <p> Filmed in November 2012, A Conversation with Steven Holl presents Steven Holl on site as he explains the design concept. The film Sliced Porosity Block explores the project in its urban context and as a public space in the city of Chengdu.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/qb/qbmpo7xzgd0lrvp4.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <em>Still from "Sliced Porosity Block"</em></p> <p> In the center of Chengdu, at the intersection of the first Ring Road and Ren Ming Nam Road, the Sliced Porosity Block forms large public plazas with a hybrid of different functions. Creating a metropolitan public space instead of object-icon skyscrapers, this three million sq ft. project takes its shape from the distribution of natural light. The required minimum sunlight exposures to the surrounding urban fabric prescribe geometric angles that slice the exoskeletal concrete frame of the structure. The building str...</p>