That's how the chief architect of Beijing's new airport terminal describes the building, and after wandering around in it in the middle of the night this week, I believe it. It's a bit disheartening to get off a flight at 1AM at the very last gate of Concourse E and be greeted with a sign that it's a 10 minute walk to the immigration hall, after which it's a 5 minute train ride to Concourse C, where baggage claim is located. That's followed by another trek to the taxi stand.
The Discovery Channel produced an interesting documentary on the building of this terminal, which you can watch on YouTube. It's very interesting.
Give me the older Terminal 2. It's tons quieter and faster to get through.