Leo Laksi’s Bangkok And Back

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Hong Kong International Airport

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Sitting here at Starbucks on Ekamai having my espresso doppio and sorting through my HK photos.  Most are not very good, but as the saying goes, the more you practice, the better you become.  Except for golf.  But that’s another story.

I am fascinated by airport design and as most of us in Asia know, some of the best and newest airports are in Asia.  You can run through a laundry list of top-end airports.  Singapore, Hong Kong, Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur,  and of course some of the new airports in China, including Beijing.  In my travels, I will post lots of photos of airports.  This week, it’s Hong Kong’s turn.

Note that one of the photos is b/w, however, due to the minimalist approach to design color, it’s hard to tell.  Compare the b/w to the color photo.  Looks “about” the the same.  Pay attention to the use of color to balance the ambience, that is, to create warmth in an otherwise cold (but elegant) environment.  Different approach from the Bangkok Airport.

Hong Kong Airport geodesic panels in b/w.

Hong Kong Airport geodesic panels in b/w.

Orange stripe for warmth

Color "stripe" to connect with the eye

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Written by leolaksi

August 2, 2008 at 11:26 am

Posted in Hong Kong, Travel

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  1. Hahaha…..You seem interesting in the airport architecture. Norman Foster who is the architect of HK International Airport and the BJ Airport.

    http://www.fosterandpartners.com/Projects/ByType/Transport.aspx

    Do'Re'Me'

    August 2, 2008 at 12:00 pm

  2. Yah. I do like airport design. And I am lucky since there are some many new ones in Asia.

    leolaksi

    August 2, 2008 at 2:01 pm

  3. Except for golf lol. I’ve heard that many times before haha.

    Personally I don’t like Suvarnabhumi very much. I prefer Hongkong’s or Singapore’s but haven’t been to Malaysia’s yet.

    NoeY

    August 2, 2008 at 7:32 pm

  4. I like Suvarnabhumi but you have to enjoy spaceships;) I will post Singapore and KL airports in the next two weeks.

    leolaksi

    August 2, 2008 at 7:49 pm


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