Japanese architecture studio Nikken Sekkei was asked to design a new “low cost” terminal for Narita International Airport using a very limited budget, the result is this minimal structure and design.
From the architects:
“Narita International Airport Terminal 3 is exclusively for LCC (low-cost carriers). Precisely so, we focused on creating a completely “low-cost airport” with the architecture and design. The budget for constructing this terminal was approximately half of the usual amount. To cut costs, we opted not to install the typical moving walkways or illuminated signs. Instead, to offer an exciting walking experience that is easy on the feet, we implemented running tracks used for track and field, and added signage for user-friendly guidance. The key to the architecture and design is “more than 2 into 1.” Consolidating two or more functionalities into one in pursuit of economic reasonability. In short, treasuring designs “with a twist without spending a lot of money.” It would be our great honor if Narita International Airport Terminal 3 is frequently used and forever loved by economically savvy travelers. When the time arrives for 2020 Olympics in Tokyo, we look forward to seeing people from all around the world having fun walking on these blue tracks.”
The W Hotel located in Bogotá, Colombia is the first contemporary hotel created using the legend of El Dorado as inspiration. The interiors were designed by Ilan Waisbrod, of New York’s Studio Gaia who created a 17 floor space full of treasures and gold pieces. The hotel uses sustainable furniture by Waisbrod, has a beautiful restaurant by Jean-Georges Vongerichten decorated with 1,200 gold butterflies and a bar with an installation by Colombian artist Venuz White.
Address: Avenida Carrera 9 No. 115 – 30 Bogotá, Colombia
Phone: (57+1) 7467111
The new Radisson Blu Riverside hotel located in Gothenburg, Sweden was designed by not one but 3 design and architecture firms: the building itself was created by Reflex Architects, the interiors by Doos Architects and the restaurant, lobby and bar by Stylt Trampoli. The result is a carefully designed space with lots of color and texture with a unique and eclectic feel ideal for bussiness or leisure travelers.
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Mancini Design has created an amazing LEGO-like interior for a coffeehouse called Mocha – Mojo, located in Chennai, India.
Considered one of the best Japanese restaurants in Mexico City and due to its remarkable success, Tori-Tori is now moving to a bigger location in the same area of Polanco, Mexico City, where Architect Michel Rojkind and Industrial Designer Hector Esrawe teamed up to make it happen.
At the residential area in Polanco that has seen changes in its zoning, houses have been transformed to office spaces or restaurants.
Sometimes things happen so unnoticeably, that just a small sign appears where a new space has been developed with a completely different program inside, while preserving its exterior. Aware of this, Rojkind and Esrawe wanted to give enough strength to the new program that they proposed to transform the space inside out.
Taking advantage of the plot’s conditions, the parking space will be left where it is, to use the budget mainly for restructuring and renovating the house, stripping the residential interior and removing all familiar features to produce an entirely different environment.