Steven Holl Architects have produced two short films about his project in Chengdu, China, Sliced Porosity Block. The second video is just some nice shots of the project, which is 3 million square feet (!!!). But the first is an interview with Holl as he walks through the complex and explains the design. I like Holl a ton, he's approachable and a little awkward in the video, which makes me want believe him when he talks about Chinese poetry and time and "daylight slicing the building." (Eye roll.) But, there is a Lebbeus Woods installation (go figure) and the project over all is really solid. In the interview Holl expands on his ideas of 'buildings within buildings,' another driving element in the design process.
(Is it just me or is it curious that he dates the poet Du Fu's life in Western years?)