12/22/2010

Architizer reveals Steven Holl's new Chinese project Sliced Porosity Block

Architizer just published some images of Steven Holl's project in Chengdu (China). I post some of these images and invite the reader to check out Architizer's page (if not already checked). The original text has been written and published by Kelsey Keith.

Chinese society changes rapidly and faces with an incredible urbanization. Constructions are programed here and there. Chengdu is among these changing cities where urban development is modifying the shape of the city. Steven Holl just unveiled his latest project Sliced Porosity Block, located in Chengdu. This consists of a gridded exterior over a luminous volume.
Sliced Porosity Block — Model, Steven Holl Architects, Chengdu, China, photo © Iwan Baan. Originally appeared on Architizer
Steven Holl says about this project that "Its sun sliced geometry results from required minimum daylight exposures to the surrounding urban fabric prescribed by code and calculated by the precise geometry of sun angles."
Sliced Porosity Block — Plan, Steven Holl Architects, Chengdu, China, © Steven Holl Architects. Originally appeared on Architizer
As Kelsey Keith writes for Architizer, the shell is currently in a state of heavy construction.
Sliced Porosity Block, Steven Holl Architects, Chengdu, China, photo © Iwan Baan. Originally appeared on Architizer
The building may be completed in 2012.

More pictures and original post are available on Architizer.

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