AD Round Up: Awesome Airports

AD Classics: Dulles International Airport / Eero Saarinen. Image © MWAA

If there is a universal truth, it is that nobody likes spending time in an airport. This article from the Financial Times corroborates this fact, pointing out that, no matter how well-designed a terminal is, people make every effort to leave it as soon as possible. While the novelty of air travel has worn off since its inception in the 20th century, the work devoted to designing airports has only increased. We’ve collected some of our favorite terminals we’d actually love to get stuck in, including works by Eero Sarinen, SOM, Fentress, J. Mayer H., KCAP, Paul Andreu, bblur architecture and 3DReid, Corgan Associates, De Bever, and Studio Fuksas. Enjoy!

House IV / De Bever Architecten

© Norbert van Onna

Architects: De Bever Architecten
Location: , The Netherlands
Architect In Charge: Stefan de Bever, Heleen van Heel, Wim Poell, Emilia Seroviec, Thomas van Weert
Area: 77 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Norbert van Onna

Eindhoven Airport Extension & Hotel / KCAP Architects&Planners + De Bever Architecten

© Norbert van Onna

Architects: KCAP Architects&Planners + De Bever Architecten
Location: Eindhoven,
Year: 2013
Photographs: Norbert van Onna

Loft Lichttoren / De Bever Architecten

© De Bever Architecten

Architects: De Bever Architecten
Location: ,
Project Team: Stefan de Bever, Heleen van Heel, Martijn Wilms
Project area: 110 sqm
Project year: 2011
Photographs: Courtesy of De Bever Architecten

Dwelling Refurbishment in Eindhoven / De Bever Architecten

© Merel van Beukering

Architects: De Bever Architecten
Location: , The Netherlands
Project Team: Stefan de Bever, Heleen van Heel, Jan Smits, Thomas van Weert
Project area: 220 sqm
Project year: 2011
Photographs: Merel van Beukering

Villa Eindhoven / De Bever Architecten

© Arthur Bagen

Architects: De Bever Architecten
Location: , Netherlands
Building costs: € 400.000
Design Team: Stefan de Bever, Wim Poell, Thomas van Weert, Emilia Serowiec, Uri Ben-Ari
Construction engineer: Adviesbureau Duisters, Eindhoven Advisor installations: Nelissen Ingenieursbureau, Eindhoven
Building contractor: Gebebouw, Helmond
Materials: Façade plasterwork, aluminum window frames and cement washed garden walls
Project Area: 394 sqm.
Project Year: 2010
Photographs: Arthur Bagen, Eindhoven