ARCHITECTURE SURVEYS

Lebbeus Woods + Steven Holl
The Practice of Architecture

directed by Michael Blackwood
53 minutes, color

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Architects Lebbeus Woods and Steven Holl have been friends for many years. Both are theorists but Woods has been preoccupied with the pursuit of a visionary architecture, intentionally, not waiting or searching for commissions, in contrast to Holl whose buildings can be found in many parts of the world. This order of things is interrupted now that Holl has commissioned Woods to design a four-story pavilion for his large-scale multi complex “Sliced Porosity Block” in Chengdu, China. We suggested that they meet and talk about their different ways of approaching the practice of architecture. They got together in Woods’ workspace in downtown Manhattan. In the early days of their friendship they would more likely have met at the Square Diner in Tribeca which featured all you can eat bean soup for one dollar.

Lebbeus Woods + Stephen Holl
© Michael Blackwood Productions


Stephen Holl
© Michael Blackwood Productions
Lebbeus Woods
© Michael Blackwood Productions

Light Pavilion
© Lebbeus Woods

Watercolor for Sliced Porosity Block in Chengdu, China
© Stephen Holl
Pool Sketch (Linked Hybrid)
© Stephen Holl

Watercolor for Daeyang House in Korea
© Stephen Holl
Berlin Free-Zone 3-2
© Lebbeus Woods

SCAR construction, Sarajevo
© Lebbeus Woods

PAN13
© Lebbeus Woods
PAN13-CLR1c
© Lebbeus Woods