Friday, June 10, 2011

Friday's Architecture Moment

The unnoticed beauty of airport carpets:


For a deeper analysis, see here:

As the world's largest interior visual design medium, airport carpets have spread a multi-faceted but uniform aesthetic to the furthest reaches of the globe. From Shanghai to Sydney, from Kuala Lumpur to Kansas City, be it figurative or abstract, woven, tufted, or supplementary weft cut-loop piled, airport carpets are both geoglyphic in their enormity yet almost unbearably intimate in their designs. In their geometric precision, sensitivity to colour, and ability to absorb and hide stains, airport carpets are aesthetically unique. These aren't carpets but canvases upon which we walk.

Steve Clowney

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