Artistic Transport

Subways and airports get an artistic overhaul to make travel more glamorous

Implications - As public transit and air travel become more prevalent means of transportation for the modern consumer, a shift towards glamorizing the experience is seeing artwork incorporated into airports and subway platforms. This artistic overhaul of the ordinary denotes consumer preference for everyday luxury and culture whilst on-the-go.
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Cocooned Airport Terminals - Heydar Aliyev International Airport Terminal by Autoban is Cultural
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Mild 2,304 Clicks Pub: Aug 6, 14
Cocooned Airport Terminals
Heydar Aliyev International Airport Terminal by Autoban is Cultural
The cocooned airport terminal of Heydar Aliyev provide a welcoming environment that will make people feel as though they have already begun sightseeing. Whether leaving on a trip or just arriving,... [More]
Cloud-Like Installations - Air Garden by Ball-Nogues Studio Lightens up LAX Airport
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Untested 3,789 Clicks Pub: Jul 15, 14
Cloud-Like Installations
Air Garden by Ball-Nogues Studio Lightens up LAX Airport
Air Garden by Ball-Nogues Studio is located in LAX airport, and was put together to provide a tranquil relief from the hectic atmosphere that dominates the building. The design is made from metal... [More]
Stunt Plane Sculptures - The ‘Slipstream’ Sculpture is Inspired by Spiral Flight Paths
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Untested 947 Clicks Pub: Apr 28, 14
Stunt Plane Sculptures
The ‘Slipstream’ Sculpture is Inspired by Spiral Flight Paths
‘Slipstream’ is a large aluminum-clad sculpture that has been installed in Terminal 2 in London’s Heathrow Airport. Designed by artist Richard Wilson, the sculpture twists and turns to... [More]
Tea-Referencing Airports - Shigeru Ban is Set to Build Mount Fuji Airport Based on Tea Plantations
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Untested 564 Clicks Pub: Jul 25, 14
Tea-Referencing Airports
Shigeru Ban is Set to Build Mount Fuji Airport Based on Tea Plantations
The Mount Fuji Airport terminal is set to be built by Shigeru Ban, with the design inspired by tea plantations. While this is an unusual source of motivation for an airport, the drawings regarding... [More]
Information Flow Installations - The Porte des Savoirs by EPFL ECAL Lab and ALICE Studio is Poignant
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Untested 208 Clicks Pub: May 6, 14
Information Flow Installations
The Porte des Savoirs by EPFL ECAL Lab and ALICE Studio is Poignant
Porte des Savoirs is an installation by EPFL ECAL Lab and ALICE Studio, located in a more rural entrance to a subway station in Lausanne, Switzerland. The students, artists and architects wanted... [More]
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