The Starfish has landed:  Beijing’s new international airport

The Starfish has landed: Beijing’s new international airport

Bejing Daxing International Airport opened in 2019 as the world’s largest single building airport terminal. Its Starfish form has captured people’s imagination. It is expected to handle 72 million passengers per year by 2025. This airport is a fitting tribute to the legacy of architect Zaha Hadid, who died almost five years ago at the age of 66. Continue reading The Starfish has landed: Beijing’s new international airport

Big and bold architecture: Copenhagen, Denmark

Big and bold architecture: Copenhagen, Denmark

If you like big and bold architecture, you will love Copenhagen and its world-renowned architect Bjarke Ingles (BIG). It is easy to see why Bjarke has become a cult figure in the world of architecture. You will see the hand of a daring architect in the big and bold suspended balconies at VM Houses, the apartments over a parking garage at Mountain Dwellings, and the giant mixed-use development shaped like the letter 8 at the 8 House. Continue reading Big and bold architecture: Copenhagen, Denmark

American Acropolis: Getty Center, Los Angeles

American Acropolis: Getty Center, Los Angeles

Built in 1997, atop Santa Monica Hills in Los Angeles, the Getty Center became a symbol of large scale public architecture as soon as it opened. Five interconnected pavilions clad in Italian Travertine stone house the Getty Museum. The design relies upon natural topography as well as formal interplay of geometries. It is the American Acropolis in its grandeur and ambition. Continue reading American Acropolis: Getty Center, Los Angeles

Contextually Modern Architecture: Grace Farms, New Canaan CT

Contextually Modern Architecture: Grace Farms, New Canaan CT

New Canaan CT has a rich history of mid-century modern architecture. The River Building at Grace Farms adds to this history with its contextually modern architecture. By incorporating transparency and connectivity, the serpentine building is responsive to the mission of Grace Farms while retaining its modern roots. Continue reading Contextually Modern Architecture: Grace Farms, New Canaan CT