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!

Shenzhen Bao’an International Airport / Studio Fuksas

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Architects: Studio Fuksas
Location: Shenzhen Bao’an International Airport, Bao’an, Shenzhen, Guangdong,
Architect In Charge:
Architect Of Record: BIAD (Beijing Institute of Architectural Design), Beijing
Area: 500,000 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Courtesy of Studio Fuksas

Material Inspiration: 10 Projects Inspired by Glass

To celebrate the launch of ArchDaily Materials, our new product catalog, we’ve rounded up 10 awesome projects from around the world that were inspired by one material: . Check out the projects after the break…

Business Garden Warszawa Hotel / Studio Fuksas

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Architects: Studio Fuksas
Location: Żwirki i Wigury, Warsaw,
General Project: JSK Architekci
Area: 14926.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Piotr Krajewski

Best Architect-Designed Products of Milan Design Week 2013

Tools for Life / OMA © Ilan Rubin

This week at the 52nd edition of the Salone Internazionale del Mobile in , over 2,500 exhibitors showcased an endless collection of the latest international and home-furnishing designs. Among them included a variety of elegant and intelligently designed items envisioned by some of our favorite architects. Continue after the break to scroll through a list of the best architect-designed featured at the Milan Design Week 2013.

New National Archives of France / Studio Fuksas

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Architects: Studio Fuksas
Location: 59 rue Guynemer, , Saint-Denis
Architects In Charge:
Interiors: Fuksas Design
Area: 108136.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Philippe Ruault, Camilla Pongiglione, Studio Fuksas

Massimiliano and Doriana Fuksas to design Cultural Center in Chengdu

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Massimiliano and Doriana Fuksas has been announced as winner of an international competition to design and construct the first cultural center in , China. In their winning proposal, Fuksas combined four, elliptical shaped buildings with a spiral structure to create an inclusive artist complex that offers a center for the performing arts, a cultural center, offices Writer and Literary Association, and an apartment building for artists.

Learn more about the Chengdu Tianfu Cultural and Performance Center after the break.

Georges-Freche School of Hotel Management / Massimiliano and Doriana Fuksas

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Architects: Massimiliano and Doriana Fuksas
Location: 401, rue le Titien 34000 , France
Year: 2007-2012: competition 2007, won competition April 2007, building site January 2010, Inauguration September 2012
Project Team: Damon Belusco (project leader), Michele D’Arcangelo, Nicola Cabiati (model), Ana Gugic (interiors)
Client: Région Languedoc-Roussillon
Contractors: GFC – structure, SMAC – façades, BARSALOU – frames
Consultants: ALTIA – Acoustics, NEVEUX-ROUYER – Landscape Architects, ALMA Consulting – Kitchen design
Net surface: 23,600 sq.m.
Gross surface: 25,736.80 sq.m.
Area surface:16,500 sq.m.

Tbilisi Public Service Hall / Massimiliano and Doriana Fuksas

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Architects:  Massimiliano and Doriana Fuksas
Location: ,
Client: LEPL Civil Registry Agency – Giorgi Vashadze / LEPL National Public Registry Agency
Area: 42,000 sqm
Project Year: 2010 – 2012
Photographers: Moreno Maggi, Studio Fuksas

 

New Milan Trade Fair / Studio Fuksas

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In an effort to attract large-scale world-class conventions and exhibitions, the city of Milan embarked on an ambitious plan to build a $700 million trade show complex. Massimiliano Fuksas was engaged to bring to life a new design that would house exhibition halls, auditoriums, conference rooms, restaurants and cafes, meeting halls, and office spaces for the Fiera administration. What would emerge from the recently reclaimed brownfields was a Fiera that covers 2.1 million square feet and stretches nearly a mile. More details after the break.

Ferrari Operational Headquarters and Research Centre / Studio Fuksas

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Architects: Studio Fuksas - Massimiliano and Doriana Fuksas
Interior Design: Fuksas Design
Location: Maranello, Modena,
Client: Ferrari SpA
Area: 17,000 sq. m.
Project Year: 2001-2004
Photographs: Maurizio Marcato

Massimiliano and Doriana Fuksas Wins Competition To Create ‘Greenest City in Italy’

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Projects like the High LineBloomingdale Trail, and Allegheny Green Boulevard illustrate that disused, industrial infrastructure is rife with re-use potential and often can create new ways for a city to connect. However, what opportunities can this infrastructure present when it is still in use?

Read about the problem facing and how it might be resolved after the break…