Airports can bring out a broad range of emotions in us: anxiety of travelling, boredom of waiting around, fatigue of long journeys and early starts, and the excitement of an adventure to come or seeing loved ones.
One thing’s for sure: there is often a lot of time to kill in these places, and therefore much time to absorb the details of their interiors. As International travel continues to boom year-on-year, over recent decades a concerted effort has been made to make airports as both efficient and design-friendly as possible. Major design firms are tasked with designing airports and terminals, and redesigning out of date ones; Zaha Hadid-designing the new terminal in Beijing for example. The results can be beautiful - often evoking an airport’s region and cityscape - with the more forward-thinking, grandiose designs proving to be among some of the world’s best pieces of architecture. Here’s a look at some photographers on the Picfair library who have noted these details.