Exploring the World’s Most Dazzling Airports

An airport is often the first impression one has upon entering a new country; it’s no surprise many countries use their international airports as a means to impress and awe. Today we explore some of the most dazzling airports from around the globe.

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TWA Terminal in JFK Airport, by Eero Saarinen. New York City, 1962. Photo courtesy of Dwell.

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JFK Airport, by Eero Saarinen. New York City, 1962. Photo courtesy of the Neat Stuff Blog.

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JFK Airport, by Eero Saarinen. New York City, 1962. Photo courtesy of the Life Magazine.

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JFK Airport, by Eero Saarinen. New York City, 1962. Photo courtesy of Fast Company.

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TWA Terminal in JFK Airport, by Eero Saarinen. New York City, 1962. Photo courtesy of Dwell.

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JFK Airport, by Eero Saarinen. New York City, 1962. Photo courtesy of Skyscraper City.

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TWA Terminal in JFK Airport, by Eero Saarinen. New York City, 1962. Photo courtesy of Mlkshk.

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TWA Terminal in JFK Airport, by Eero Saarinen. New York City, 1962. Photo courtesy of Dwell.

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TWA Terminal in JFK Airport, by Eero Saarinen. New York City, 1962. Photo courtesy of Dwell.

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Barajas Airport in Madrid designed by Estudio Lamela, 1997. Photo courtesy of Dwell.

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Carrasco International Airport, designed by Rafael Viñoly in 2007. Photo courtesy of Dwell.

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JFK’s Pan-Am Worldport Terminal, designed by Ives, Turano & Gardner Associates in 1960. Demolished in 2013. Photo courtesy of Life Magazine

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Incheon International Airport in Seoul by Fentress Bradburn Architects, 2001. Photo courtesy of Dwell.

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Beijing International Airport, Terminal 3 designed by Foster and Partners in 2008. Photo courtesy of Dwell.

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Los Angeles International Airport designed by Pereira & Luckman, 1958. Photo courtesy of Zingarate.com.

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Moisant International Airport in New Orleans, designed by Goldstein Parham & Labouisse in 1946. Photo courtesy of Gizmodo.

 

 

By |October 23rd, 2014|architecture|0 Comments

Inspire Me Monday: Photography by Ben Schnall

Architectural photographer Ben Schnall wasn’t exactly a living legend like contemporary Julius Shulman, but his work was no less spectacular. Most known for his captures of Marcel Breuer’s designs, Schnall also worked for various magazines such as Life and House and Garden. May your Monday be inspired by the images below, captured by the great and oft-overlooked Ben Schnall.

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Happy Birthday to Mr. Pierre Koenig

Today we celebrate the legacy of the man who built the perfect mid-century modern home. His Case Study Houses 21 and 22 will forever be the consummate examples we use to exemplify American modernism. Thankfully, both of these homes were registered as historic landmarks last year, so we may enjoy them for many years to come.

Below we take a look at these two masterpieces, along with many of the other works that Pierre Koenig was responsible for during his long career. Happy Birthday Mr. Koenig! He would have been 89 years old today.

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The Martin Schwartz House in Santa Monica, 1994. Photo courtesy of NCmodernist.org.

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The Bailey House (Case Study House #21) in the Hollywood Hills, 1958. Photo by Julius Shulman.

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The Scott House in Tujunga, CA – 1953. Photo courtesy of NCmodernist.org.

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The Oberman House in Rancho Palos Verdes. Photo courtesy of NCmodernist.org.

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The Michael La Fetra Beach House in Malibu, 2000. Photo courtesy of NCmodernist.org.

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Drawing for the Bailey House (Case Study House #21) in the Hollywood Hills, 1958. Photo courtesy of Greatbuildings.com.

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The Stahl House (Case Study House #22), 1959. Photo courtesy of The Stahl House.

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The Bailey House (Case Study House #21) in the Hollywood Hills, 1958. Photo by Julius Shulman.

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The Stahl House (Case Study House #22), 1959. Photo by Julius Shulman.

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The Stahl House (Case Study House #22), 1959. Photo by Julius Shulman.

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The Bailey House (Case Study House #21) in the Hollywood Hills, 1958. Photo by Julius Shulman.

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The Stahl House (Case Study House #22), 1959. Photo by Julius Shulman.

Event Spotlight: An Evening at the Al Struckus House

Bruce Goff’s only residential design in Los Angeles – and the last thing he designed before his death – is an interesting structure to say the least. The house is unlike any other, a four-story-high central cylinder surrounded by five smaller connected cylinders clad in natural redwood, glass tiles, and undulating stucco. It’s a “see it to believe it” home for sure, and now’s your chance.

This Saturday, the Al Struckus House will be open for viewing from 4-6pm, with wine and refreshments to top it all off. Visit the Docomomo website to reserve your tickets and get a rare look at a unique and interesting piece of architectural history.

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Inspire Me Monday: Organic Architecture by Javier Senosiain

We adore mid-century modern as much as the next blog, but beautiful and unusual architecture is to be celebrated no matter when the era. Javier Senosiain is one of those architects that molds homes and buildings out of the earth as if made of clay. Most of his works were completed throughout Mexico in the 1980s and ’90s and to this day they remain stunning and extraordinary examples of organic architecture.

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Photos courtesy of Organicarchitecture.weebly.com.

By |October 13th, 2014|architecture|0 Comments