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Lemonsoda
June 19th, 2004, 03:39 AM
Vitra Design Museum (http://www.design-museum.de/weil.php)

With all the recent New Yorkish hubbub surrounding Frank O. Gehry, I decided to once again visit the local Vitra chair factory right across the border in Weil, Germany and take a tour of the latest exhibition entitled "Airworld - Design and Architecture for Air Travel" at the little museum built in 1989 by that collector of unusual angles and seemingly gyrating surfaces.

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My good old SONY digicam continues to perturb me with "roulette focus", but I do like the two buttons for "insert airplane" and "instant sunshine". Oh, while I'm at it, SONY please take note: stealth exhibition photography would be nice.




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Eero Saarinen's TWA Terminal at JFK (http://www.greatbuildings.com/buildings/TWA_at_New_York.html). A beautifully executed model of a truly stunning building.




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The future of flight? Boeing's efficient 7E7 designed to directly connect the spokes in an airline's hub, and Airbus' gigantic A380 that requires new airport infrastructure to accommodate around 550 passengers streaming into and out of its fuselage.

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One of Colani's wild visions in a Gehry sky.

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Nice.

Kris
June 19th, 2004, 11:56 PM
Thanks, nice architecture indeed and interesting exhibition. Next: the Beyeler Foundation?

Lemonsoda
June 20th, 2004, 06:59 AM
Next: the Beyeler Foundation?

Definitely.