Saarinen: Trans World Airlines Terminal, John F. Kennedy International Airport: self-similarity

“All the curves, all the spaces and elements [WHOLE: RIGHTUP] right down to the shape of the signs, display boards, railings and check-in desks [PART: LEFTDOWN] were to be of a matching nature.  We wanted passangers passing through the building to experience a fully-designed environment, in which each part arises from another and everything belongs to the same formal world.”

[SAARINEN, E. (1959) as quoted in GOSSEL, P. and LEUTHAUSER, G. Architecture in the Twentieth Century (p. 250)]

[interpretation of images of TWA terminal, New York by architect Eero Saarinen]


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