Leo Laksi’s Bangkok And Back

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Scenes from Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi Airport

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Looking up

Looking up

Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi Airport isn’t the world’s most beautiful airport, however, I find it one of the world’s most interesting from a design perspective.  From its use of elliptical curves in the design of the glass paneled walls and it’s minimalist approach to support columns, it’s design is thoroughly modern.  It’s use of voluminous open space gives the airport a sense of modern elegance that few airports possess.

Tunnel of alternative light

Tunnel of alternative light

The play of light and shadow, even at night, also enhances the structure so that a sense of calm permeates an otherwise cold concrete structure.

The view as you clear immigration upon departure

The view as you clear immigration upon departure

Curved framing

Curved framing

Shopping along the way

Shopping along the way

In the clouds

In the clouds

Sunlight

Sunlight

Waiting for the plane

Waiting for the plane

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Written by leolaksi

January 30, 2009 at 6:45 am

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