The World’s Largest Airport is Coming to Istanbul in 2018

Large international airports can be daunting places. With the hustle and bustle of countless passengers, well-organized and thoughtfully designed terminals are important. This is especially true with an upcoming airport that's located on the Black Sea near Istanbul, Turkey. It's being called Istanbul New Airport, and it is on track to be the largest in the world, with a floor area that's close to one million square meters. A trio of international architectural practices were appointed to design this massive undertaking, and they include Grimshaw Architects, Haptic Architects, and Nordic Office of Architecture.

A project this large isn't debuted all at once. The masterplan was designed by multi-disciplinary firm ARUP and involves the construction of six runways to be delivered in four parts. Its first phase will open in 2018 and aims to serve 90 million annual passengers. Once the final stage of the project is complete, this number will increase to 150 million travelers.

The design includes an expansive central plaza and traffic forecourt to serve as a central hub for rail, metro, bus, and car transportation. Its structure will feature vaulted ceilings that enhance wayfinding throughout the terminals, with a canopy that diffuses natural light through strategically-positioned skylights. This illuminates vital areas like check-in, security, passport control, and retail outlets.

The ever-changing hues and tones of Istanbul are inspiration for the interior spaces, which will play with light and a subtle range of blues to create geometric patterns. Doing this will establish an identifiable sense of place that helps passengers make a smooth transition to their next destination.




Grimshaw Architects, Haptic Architects, Nordic Office of Architecture, and ARUP website
via [designboom]



January 16, 2017

Single Mom and Her Children Use Youtube Tutorials to Build Their Dream House

Mother of four Cara Brookins says, “There is nothing more powerful than building your future with your own hands.” Though this may read like a metaphorical mantra, Brookins took it quite literally when she and her children Roman, Jada, Hope, and Drew decided to construct their dream house entirely from scratch. As a young mother, Brookins faced many challenges, including abusive relationships and even the discovery that she was being stalked.

Read Article


January 15, 2017

Timeless Photos Capture the Dreamy Villages of Cinque Terre

The Cinque Terre, a string of rustic coastal villages along Italy’s Ligurian Coast has long been an inspiration for travel photographers. With plunging cliffs and dramatic vistas, the small towns are ripe for postcard perfect photography. But when Slovenian photographer Jaka Bulc traveled to the Cinque Terre, he immersed himself in a different side of the towns. The result is a set of timeless images that peel back the layers of the well-loved vacation spot.

Read Article


Get Our Weekly Newsletter