The romance and the drama of air travel, aided in no small part by the advent of the jet engine, has left its architectural legacy. Think iconic buildings like Eero Saarinen’s TWA Terminal at New York’s JFK, for instance. But along came the 747 and mass transportation by air led to, well, mass airport construction on the ground, not all of it good. Norman Foster’s 1991 Stansted Airport changed all that, its paradigm-shifting design blazing a trail for high-tech-architectural projects worldwide. Architonic takes to the skies to investigate.
Contents in brief:
Event Agenda August–September 2015
The Mile-High Club: how London’s high-tech architects came to dominate airport design
Further Articles from Architonic’s ‘News & Trends’
Material Tendencies No. 3: Richard Hutten
Inspiring Search Results No. 44: Waiting area benches with backrest
Inspiring Spaces No. 36: Airports
Architecture and Design Projects on Architonic
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