Archinect - News 2015-07-31T21:52:00-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/133045592/a-new-laguardia-is-the-airport-that-new-york-deserves-says-gov-cuomo A new LaGuardia is the "airport that New York deserves", says Gov. Cuomo Justine Testado 2015-07-30T15:00:00-04:00 >2015-07-30T17:51:58-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/bx/bx9ml0s6zojudgz4.jpg" width="514" height="271" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>'We are transforming LaGuardia into a globally-renowned, 21st century airport that is worthy of the city and state of New York. It&rsquo;s the perfect metaphor for what we can achieve with the ambition and optimism and energy that made this the Empire State in the first place, and I want to thank our many partners for joining us to build the airport that New York deserves.' &mdash; Gov. Cuomo</p></em><br /><br /><p>New York Governor Andrew Cuomo alongside Vice President Joe Biden officially unveiled the proposed design for the new LaGuardia Airport earlier this week. The $4 billion revamp will transform the airport into a single, structurally unified main terminal, including expanded transportation access and increased taxiway space, and new top-notch passenger amenities.</p><p>The overhaul aims to alleviate the air-ground congestion and gate delays that have long plagued the airport&nbsp;&mdash; to the point where Biden previously described it as a place one would find in <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2014/02/07/nyregion/biden-compares-la-guardia-airport-to-third-world.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">"some third world country"</a>. According to <a href="https://www.governor.ny.gov/sites/governor.ny.gov/files/atoms/files/Airport_Advisory_Panel_Final_Report_LGA.pdf" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">a report</a> by the Governor&rsquo;s Airport Master Plan Advisory Panel, the LaGuardia Airport is "consistently rated as among the worst airports in the world".</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/e6/e62nrg5u4th3yfwg.jpg"></p><p>Groundbreaking of the first half of the project is expected to start in 2016, once the Board of Directors of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey grants final approval. The first half is expected to open to passengers in 2019, and full completion...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/132957160/berlin-s-6-billion-airport-drama Berlin's $6 billion airport drama Alexander Walter 2015-07-28T15:22:00-04:00 >2015-07-28T21:55:19-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/5f/5faj96woz9b32vew.jpg" width="514" height="353" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The architecture and engineering teams fought to keep up. As the terminal ballooned from 200,000 to 340,000 square meters (dwarfing Frankfurt&rsquo;s 240,000 and just shy of Heathrow Terminal 5&rsquo;s 353,000), they parceled out the work to seven contractors. That soon grew to 35, and they brought in hundreds of subcontractors, says Delius. [...] At the very moment Merkel and her allies are hectoring the Greeks about their profligacy, the airport&rsquo;s cost, borne by taxpayers, has tripled to &euro;5.4 billion.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/132415988/fancy-48m-animal-terminal-to-open-in-jfk-airport-next-year Fancy $48M animal terminal to open in JFK Airport next year Justine Testado 2015-07-21T15:20:00-04:00 >2015-07-22T14:01:05-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/tl/tl8viqpe1fp2345m.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>When a new terminal called The Ark opens next year, 178,000 sq.ft of posh amenities will include everything from a resort with suites that have large flat-screen TVs, to climate-controlled stalls, showers, massages, a private space especially set aside for penguin mating, a paw-shaped dog swimming pool, a jungle for cats made of live trees...and stables full of the finest hay a horse could hope for...But how much will this cost you? Don't expect flea motel rates.</p></em><br /><br /><p>More on Archinect:</p><p><a title="JetBlue tapped as prospective developer for JFK TWA terminal" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/125446040/jetblue-tapped-as-prospective-developer-for-jfk-twa-terminal" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">JetBlue tapped as prospective developer for JFK TWA terminal</a></p><p><a title="Ball-Nogues and other LA artists unveil public art commissions at LAX" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/130966166/ball-nogues-and-other-la-artists-unveil-public-art-commissions-at-lax" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ball-Nogues and other LA artists unveil public art commissions at LAX</a></p><p><a title="More details on BIG's cage-free &ldquo;Zootopia&rdquo; redesign" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/105885132/more-details-on-big-s-cage-free-zootopia-redesign" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">More details on BIG's cage-free &ldquo;Zootopia&rdquo; redesign</a></p><p><a title="Archinect's Lexicon: &quot;Dark Tourism&quot;" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/117905496/archinect-s-lexicon-dark-tourism" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect's Lexicon: "Dark Tourism"</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/130966166/ball-nogues-and-other-la-artists-unveil-public-art-commissions-at-lax Ball-Nogues and other LA artists unveil public art commissions at LAX Alexander Walter 2015-07-02T19:28:00-04:00 >2015-07-05T09:21:15-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/cd/cd8cbfd9a5c22a7f615c5bfe7360a078.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Tom Bradley International Terminal at LAX debuted this week three new public art commissions designed to greet departing and arriving passengers and provide a measure of calm and reflection amid the chaos of air travel. The&nbsp;artists involved&nbsp;all have strong ties to Los Angeles -- Mark Bradford, Pae White and the Ball-Nogues studio each resides or works in the L.A. area.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/130715505/north-korean-architect-of-new-pyongyang-airport-reportedly-executed-by-kim-jong-un North Korean architect of new Pyongyang airport reportedly executed by Kim Jong Un Alexander Walter 2015-06-29T13:31:00-04:00 >2015-06-29T17:34:09-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/gi/gijnxxr7k0jnddis.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>North Korea's propaganda machine has spent days promoting a new airport in Pyongyang, showcasing the building's sleek glass walls and espresso stations. But the images, which feature Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un, fail to mention that the building's principal designer was likely executed last year because Kim was unhappy with the design.</p></em><br /><br /><p>While the starving population of <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/77319/north-korea" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">North Korea</a> will likely never going to enjoy the airport's amenities (under the current circumstances), it has shown more direct feedback to other key-interest projects of the supreme despot, like the&nbsp;46-story&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/128713347/north-koreans-hesitate-to-move-into-kim-jong-un-s-shiny-new-apartment-towers" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Taedong River Apartment Towers</a> which remain unoccupied from floors 20 and up due to frequent power shortages and unreliable elevators.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/125446040/jetblue-tapped-as-prospective-developer-for-jfk-twa-terminal JetBlue tapped as prospective developer for JFK TWA terminal Justine Testado 2015-04-16T17:34:00-04:00 >2015-04-20T20:31:47-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/tw/tw4rom37t942824v.jpg" width="514" height="294" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>[JetBlue Airways] reportedly wants to get into the hotel business by partnering with New York-based hotel developer MCR Development to turn the landmarked terminal into a 500-room hotel. The deal isn't final&mdash;the parties are in 'advanced negotiations'&mdash;so things could still fall apart...The Port Authority previously chose hotelier Andre Balazs as the developer, but Balazs backed out after realizing how long the project would take. He told the [WSJ] his company had 'more interesting opportunities.'</p></em><br /><br /><p>Previously: <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/81462395/hotelier-andre-balazs-to-convert-jfk-s-historic-twa-terminal-into-a-hotel-and-conference-center" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Hotelier Andre Balazs to convert JFK&rsquo;s historic TWA terminal into a hotel and conference center</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/124903820/lax-s-new-tom-bradley-terminal-receives-leed-gold-standard LAX's New Tom Bradley Terminal Receives LEED Gold Standard Nicholas Korody 2015-04-09T17:35:00-04:00 >2015-04-13T22:04:42-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/15/15xzphksja8s2sjt.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), the Pacific gateway to the United States, has achieved LEED Gold certification for its new Tom Bradley International Terminal (TBIT), the crown jewel of the Bradley West renovation. This makes the 1.25-million-square-foot facility the largest LEED Gold airport terminal in the United States. Designed by Fentress Architects, TBIT is not only sustainable, it is America&rsquo;s most technologically-advanced airport to date.</p></em><br /><br /><p>In the press release by the <a href="http://www.fentressarchitects.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">architects</a> who designed the Tom Bradley terminal expansion, they detail some of the projects' most notable aspects:</p><ul><li>The interior of the terminal contains "more than 12,000-square-feet of LED tiles and hundreds of LCD screens" to entertain travelers.</li><li>The project includes&nbsp;15-gate terminals&nbsp;and concourse, designed to give room for expansion with LAX now the second-busiest airport in the nation.</li><li>Numerous features were designed to make the expansion sustainable, notably the use of low-E glass to minimize heat gain and low-flow water fixtures.</li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/119581209/ontario-california-fighting-for-a-stronger-airport-in-los-angeles-mega-region Ontario, California fighting for a stronger airport in Los Angeles' mega-region Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-01-30T13:49:00-05:00 >2015-02-02T17:17:39-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/34/347nxnro6h35uvv3.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>While American airlines carry more than 700 million passengers annually, nobody wants to fly out of his own backyard. Nobody that is, except the citizens of Ontario, California. [...] Ontario wants as many of those potential 30 million passengers as it can get. And it has been pleading, negotiating and suing for the right to do so. [...] &ldquo;The Ontario Airport is the largest economic engine in the Inland Empire ... It generates jobs, revenue to the city and to the entire region"</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/108274491/apple-2-campus-taking-shape-ncarb-names-names-and-cities-sell-out-news-round-up-for-september-2-2014 Apple 2 campus taking shape, NCARB names names, and cities sell out: News Round-Up for September 2, 2014 Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-09-09T18:04:00-04:00 >2014-09-09T22:31:21-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/s1/s16roovge6nuekej.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><strong><em>Friday, September 5:</em></strong></p><ul><li><a title="Beijing public transit commuters can now pay fares with empty bottles" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/108254401/beijing-public-transit-commuters-can-now-pay-fares-with-empty-bottles" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Beijing public transit commuters can now pay fares with empty bottles</a>: Beijingers can insert a recyclable bottle and receive equivalent rebates in train fares or mobile phone credits.</li><li><a title="Community Bus Stops Transform Brazil" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/108252788/community-bus-stops-transform-brazil" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Community Bus Stops Transform Brazil</a>: Thousands of Brazil's bus stops are unmarked, leading fed-up residents to install their own signage under the Que &Ocirc;nibus Passa Aqui?<em>&nbsp;</em>(Which Bus Stops Here?) program, one of the world's biggest community projects.</li><li><a title="Town Becomes a Beer Ad, but Residents Don&rsquo;t Feel Like a Party" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/108251985/town-becomes-a-beer-ad-but-residents-don-t-feel-like-a-party" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Town Becomes a Beer Ad, but Residents Don&rsquo;t Feel Like a Party</a>: Crested Butte, Colorado, population 1,500, was outfitted for a three-day party to publicize Bud Light, with 1,000 partiers vetted and shipped in by Anheuser-Busch. The town's Mayor agreed to host the party to the tune of $500,000, in part to help boost the town's mostly tourist economy during the difficult "shoulder" season between summer and winter.</li><li><a title="Gehry's Revised Eisenhower Memorial Loses Two Controversial Tapestries, But Concerns Remain" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/108251980/gehry-s-revised-eisenhower-memorial-loses-two-controversial-tapestries-but-concerns-remain" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Gehry's Revised Eisenhower Memorial Loses Two Controversial Tapestries, But Concerns Remain</a>: Nitpicking continues over the Memori...</li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/108191789/foster-partners-and-fr-ee-collaboration-to-design-new-mexico-city-international-airport Foster + Partners and FR-EE collaboration to design new Mexico City International Airport Justine Testado 2014-09-04T18:53:00-04:00 >2014-09-04T18:53:15-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/mr/mrsjt45vjaqt0p5q.jpg" width="514" height="321" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>A collaboration consisting of Foster + Partners, FR-EE (Fernando Romero Enterprise), and NACO (Netherlands Airport Consultants) won the international competition to design the new Mexico City International Airport in Mexico. The airport's design is surely aiming to set the standard for the airport of the future. Not only is the new structure expected to be one of the world's largest airports at 555,000 sq. meters, it also aims to be the world's most sustainable airport.</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/rb/rbup10w48atlzlaj.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/04/04t64ee1hfwpd9zo.jpg"></p><p>Get more details on <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/foster_partners_and_fr-ee_collaboration_to_design_new_mexico_city_internati/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/107561423/the-next-generation-airport-is-a-destination-in-its-own-right The Next-Generation Airport Is a Destination in Its Own Right Alexander Walter 2014-08-27T14:45:00-04:00 >2014-08-28T12:07:30-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/38/382d2e4a4c17dbc4bd1340f4bb57652e.jpg" width="514" height="269" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>With views of the downtown skyline, the $1.1 billion new Indianapolis airport has been celebrated for its sense of place, and for treating its passengers as "guests," much the way the hotel industry does. It has its own civic plaza, a light-filled central space with 35-foot ceilings that functions as the nexus of activity&mdash;every passenger, whether arriving or departing, passes through&mdash;where half of all the airport's shops and restaurants reside. [...] What is Indy doing right?</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/100515819/housing-plans-at-berlin-s-tempelhof-airport-blocked Housing plans at Berlin's Tempelhof airport blocked Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-05-27T13:11:00-04:00 >2014-06-02T22:25:23-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/a3/a39df7f697cfedc354bf543072979f97.jpg" width="514" height="295" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Berlin voters on Sunday decided leisure comes first and blocked plans to develop a big part of the former Tempelhof airport, the hub of the historic 1948-49 Berlin Airlift. [...] Official results based on more than four-fifths of ballots cast showed that over half of voters backed a referendum to preserve the airport as a leisure space. City officials had wanted to use about a third of the land for housing because of Berlin's growing population.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/97737503/seven-firms-shortlisted-for-mexico-city-airport-expansion Seven firms shortlisted for Mexico City airport expansion Archinect 2014-04-10T19:12:00-04:00 >2014-04-14T19:18:30-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/8b/8b2fc5bfb2df303ec96cbb2ed9c7d4aa.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Zaha Hadid Architects, Foster + Partners, Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners and Pascall+Watson have been named on a seven-strong shortlist to design the &pound;1.8 billion expansion of Mexico City airport The quartet of British companies is joined among the finalists by SOM, Gensler and Teodoro Gonz&aacute;lez de Le&oacute;n with Alberto Kalach: TAX.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/95416537/pbs-s-unusual-spaces-profiles-berlin-tempelhof-airport-the-mother-of-all-airports PBS's "UNUSUAL SPACES" profiles Berlin-Tempelhof Airport, "The Mother of All Airports" Archinect 2014-03-11T17:27:00-04:00 >2014-03-17T20:10:55-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/xj/xjs4zcq1z5f9qgxt.jpg" width="514" height="287" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>In the center of the sprawling metropolis of Germany's capital, Berlin-Tempelhof Airport stands as both a monument to a darker era in Germany's past and a link to its future.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Built on an airfield where the Wright Brothers once demonstrated their Flyer before a captive European audience, Tempelhof Airport was conceived by the leaders of the Third Reich as a architectural testament to the boundless ambition of German supremacy. Captured by the Soviet Army in 1945 before it could be completed, turned over to American forces following the Conference at Yalta, and then serving as West Berlin's lifeline to the free world during the Cold War, the airport was a central set piece in 20th century history.</p><p>After decades of dwindling postwar commercial operation following the construction of other regional airports, a referendum for its closure was narrowly approved in the mid-2000s. Since its official closure in 2008, however, a dramatic new vision for the airport has emerged...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/92312338/future-of-berlin-airlift-site-hangs-in-balance Future of Berlin Airlift site hangs in balance Alexander Walter 2014-01-28T17:07:00-05:00 >2014-02-03T18:17:56-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ny/nyq3szoesoo0n7td.jpg" width="514" height="301" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>A debate has raged over the future of Tempelhof Airport in the south of the city since its closure in 2008. Its open space is currently used for concerts and city gardening. [...] Architect Jens Oberst, whose library was among two winning designs selected by Berlin's Senate for the site in December, told The Local that the referendum would not influence his plans. He said: "We&rsquo;re of the opinion that it is precisely our project which fits with a desire to have an open public space [...]"</p></em><br /><br /><p>Related: <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/71335736/new-central-library-of-berlin-state-by-far-frohn-rojas" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">New Central Library of Berlin State by FAR frohn&amp;rojas</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/88985961/sadar-vuga-s-air-traffic-control-center-atcc-in-slovenia-continues-to-gain-recognition Sadar+Vuga’s Air Traffic Control Center (ATCC) in Slovenia continues to gain recognition Justine Testado 2013-12-16T14:11:00-05:00 >2013-12-17T21:34:27-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/49/49axzh4i5z7fdwei.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Things have been looking up for Sadar+Vuga's Air Traffic Control Center at Airport Ljubljana in Slovenia. Since the ATCC officially opened in May 2013, it has picked up some awards throughout the year including: the Iconic Award 2013 from the German Design Coucil and the Golden Pencil 2013, which acknowledges excellent realization in the architecture field. Most recently, the ATCC was nominated for the Piranesi Award 2013.</p></em><br /><br /><p> <br><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ds/dsb7t1sla2kgejcd.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ak/akzemvb0wv3sqx3c.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ar/ar7ce5ppu0rbvp4w.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ui/ui3tmyxsg6wb8a4k.jpg" title=""><br><br> See more of the project on <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/sadarvugas_air_traffic_control_center_atcc_in_slovenia_continues_to_gain_re/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/87686574/shenzhen-airport-terminal-3-by-studio-fuksas-opened Shenzhen Airport Terminal 3 by Studio Fuksas opened Justine Testado 2013-11-29T14:38:00-05:00 >2013-12-03T09:42:21-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/c7/c7xdtmeu11qwau4p.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Reaching completion within three years, Studio Fuksas' Terminal 3 at the Shenzhen Bao&rsquo;an International Airport in Guangdong, China will begin operation starting today, Nov. 28. [...] Studio Fuksas is also working on two additional stages for the airport's expansion, expected to be complete in 2025 and 2035.</p></em><br /><br /><p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/0z/0zfnf7zw3yaczj9u.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/7v/7vrddor03vm5fnbg.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/y1/y12g4kvykwi9aaxu.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/r3/r30wnfd2kk09rwo1.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <em>Images &copy; Studio Fuksas</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/86854684/unstudio-s-kutaisi-international-airport-in-georgia-completed UNStudio’s Kutaisi International Airport in Georgia completed Justine Testado 2013-11-18T19:51:00-05:00 >2013-11-25T22:03:02-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ys/ys1gpi0wph6fzpju.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>UNStudio recently announced another completed project this month: the Kutaisi International Airport in the Republic of Georgia. First presented to the President of Georgia in 2011, the newly built airport will provide domestic and international flights for use by international diplomats, national politicians and tourists.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Previously: <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/29072188/ben-van-berkel-unstudio-s-design-for-the-new-kutaisi-airport-in-georgia" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ben van Berkel / UNStudio&rsquo;s Design for the new Kutaisi Airport in Georgia</a></p> <p> Related: <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/86763060/tbilisi-s-face-lift" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Tbilisi's face-lift</a></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/t1/t1jvtebe6w6xwusb.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/71/71r6jqcpgxgu5e70.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/8z/8zz5bss6qwigpsms.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/1h/1h3ptc6v1siwlb9d.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <em>Photos &copy; Nakanimamasakhlisi, courtesy of UNStudio.</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/81462395/hotelier-andre-balazs-to-convert-jfk-s-historic-twa-terminal-into-a-hotel-and-conference-center Hotelier, Andre Balazs, to convert JFK’s historic TWA terminal into a hotel and conference center Archinect 2013-09-09T19:55:00-04:00 >2013-09-17T00:12:10-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/w7/w7g52ywgg9sjzl5f.jpg" width="514" height="294" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Eero Saarinen-designed terminal will be transformed into a hotel and conference center, along with food and beverage offerings, retail space, a spa and fitness center, meeting facilities and a flight museum. &ldquo;It is a great honor to be entrusted with the preservation and revitalization of this masterpiece by my personal architectural hero,&rdquo; said Balazs. He added that he&rsquo;s looking forward to the approval of his final proposal by the PA board, but didn&rsquo;t comment on a specific time frame.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/78210082/revealed-plans-for-north-korea-s-new-200m-international-airport Revealed: Plans for North Korea’s new $200m international airport Alexander Walter 2013-07-29T12:42:00-04:00 >2013-07-29T22:42:18-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/gn/gnmwz7h0wdsdpgra.jpg" width="514" height="255" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Architectural plans for a $200m airport on North Korea&rsquo;s east coast have been made available to NK News by PLT, a Hong Kong-based architectural firm bidding to design what North Korea hopes will serve as a major transportation hub for the Kumgang Tourism Zone (KTZ).</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/76681403/can-j-f-k-s-pan-am-terminal-a-u-f-o-like-monument-to-america-s-jet-age-innocence-be-saved-from-the-wrecking-ball Can J.F.K.’ s Pan Am Terminal, a U.F.O.-Like Monument to America’s Jet Age Innocence, Be Saved from the Wrecking Ball? Archinect 2013-07-09T17:01:00-04:00 >2013-07-11T16:55:01-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/5a/5a533cec296d21f895e39e3e945cde69.jpg" width="514" height="321" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>If the design, by the firm of Tippets Abbott McCarthy and Stratton, wasn&rsquo;t as sophisticated as Eero Saarinen&rsquo;s TWA Terminal a few hundred yards away&mdash;surely one of the great buildings of its era, transportation hub or otherwise&mdash;the Pan Am terminal was the second-best piece of architecture at JFK, and in some ways it captured the feeling of the moment more directly.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/74793536/paul-goldberger-shares-his-list-of-airports-that-offer-a-grand-welcome Paul Goldberger shares his list of airports that offer a "grand welcome" Archinect 2013-06-07T19:32:00-04:00 >2013-06-10T12:07:53-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ko/kouwlq7rbs2mi724.jpg" width="514" height="287" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Dramatic entries are a given with air travel, and airports should convey a sense of welcome and arrival to travelers landing in a new city, like the great train stations of yesteryear, says architecture critic Paul Goldberger.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/71335736/new-central-library-of-berlin-state-by-far-frohn-rojas New Central Library of Berlin State by FAR frohn&rojas Alexander Walter 2013-04-15T14:39:00-04:00 >2013-04-16T11:51:19-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/vd/vdhwkiiu6hiczjx2.jpg" width="514" height="214" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>An intriguing design scheme by Berlin/Santiago de Chile/Los Angeles-based practice FAR frohn&amp;rojas is one of the winners of the architectural competition for the new central library of the state of Berlin at the airfield of the former Tempelhof Airport in Berlin.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/70175000/foster-partners-completes-bedouin-tent-inspired-jordan-airport Foster + Partners completes Bedouin tent-inspired Jordan Airport Archinect 2013-03-27T13:32:00-04:00 >2013-04-01T19:30:43-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/29/2920260afdf7d9359d7d282fe76db5e7.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Foster + Partners recently added another international airport to its portfolio, the just-opened Queen Alia International Airport in Amman, Jordan. According to a press release, the flight hub boasts a &ldquo;highly effective passive design, which has been inspired by local traditions,&rdquo; namely a canopy of shallow concrete domes that mitigate Amman&rsquo;s hot climate and mimic forms in Islamic art.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/64962551/airport-city-manchester-a-650-million-aerotropolis Airport City Manchester – a £650 million ‘Aerotropolis’ Anna Johnson 2013-01-07T00:31:00-05:00 >2013-01-07T18:21:30-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/vk/vkzi5smjscdx2hpt.jpg" width="514" height="304" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Manchester Airports Group (MAG) has outlined redevelopment plans worth &pound;650 million to create Airport City Manchester, a future &lsquo;aerotropolis&rsquo;, close to Manchester Airport, the UK&rsquo;s third busiest airport.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/63270945/construction-update-of-st-petersburg-s-pulkovo-airport-by-grimshaw-architects Construction Update of St. Petersburg’s Pulkovo Airport by Grimshaw Architects Alexander Walter 2012-12-12T13:48:00-05:00 >2012-12-16T22:02:58-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/6x/6xci0oqna935s0p2.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Grimshaw Architects reveals an interesting glimpse of the massive construction going on at Pulkovo Airport in St. Petersburg, Russia. Back in 2007, Grimshaw had won the competition for a new combined international and domestic terminal designed for 17 million passengers a year. The building is scheduled for completion in December 2013.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/54518743/the-new-architectural-wisdom-of-airports-ikea-ipads-and-ice-skating-rinks The New Architectural Wisdom of Airports: Ikea, iPads, And Ice Skating Rinks Archinect 2012-07-31T17:55:00-04:00 >2012-07-31T21:13:40-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/49/49fe79624b756326707bfff0262fef04.jpg" width="514" height="305" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Take Korea's Incheon International, for example. Built on top of a landfill 40 miles outside of Seoul, it features its own skating rink, cultural museum, and an assortment of other lavish amenities &mdash; all worthy investments for an airport that transported 34 million passengers and 2.5 million tons of cargo last year.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/53475980/ikea-home-away-from-home-comes-to-paris-airport Ikea home away from home comes to Paris airport Archinect 2012-07-13T17:43:00-04:00 >2012-07-13T17:44:42-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/e7/e7d2d6cee8af31f5cde28fae388acc20.jpg" width="514" height="335" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Ikea has opened a pop-up lounge at Paris's Roissy-Charles de Gaulle airport for passengers to relax in between flights during the busy summer travel season. The lounge, situated in the airport's terminal 3, is open from July 13 to August 5, and includes various spaces laid out like bedrooms, a living room and a play area for children. Covering a total of 220 square meters, the Ikea space is open to all passengers.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/39801615/winners-of-the-fentress-global-challenge-airport-of-the-future Winners of the Fentress Global Challenge: Airport of the Future Alexander Walter 2012-02-29T17:14:00-05:00 >2012-03-03T07:57:33-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/4p/4p64o3s1x3jycpiu.jpg" width="514" height="197" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Global design firm Fentress Architects recently announced the winning designs for the 2011 Fentress Global Challenge, an international competition launched last fall for architecture and engineering students to present their visions for the Airport of the Future. Expert jury members narrowed the 200 submittals to 16 finalists, and then to the top three with two honorable mentions.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/35735870/airport-runway-screenprints Airport Runway Screenprints Paul Petrunia 2012-01-25T11:17:00-05:00 >2012-01-27T10:49:54-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/69/694f9229c13e67a773a9ee28fb4a2cab.jpg" width="514" height="679" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Self-initiated screenprint project featuring runway patterns from airports around the world.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Jerome Daksiewicz is a Chicago based architect / designer who moved onto independent graphic/interactive design work in 2009, after the architecture firm he was working with went under. Check out his very cool airport runway diagram posters, and <a href="http://shop.nomodesign.com/category/runway-series" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">buy them here</a>.</p>