With the emergence of vertical take-off landing (VTOL) technology, the silent superconductor engines and the super-commuters as a new generation of workforce, this thesis titled Air Frontier attempts to speculate on a new type of future air infrastructure and urbanism that subverts the Aerotropolist notion of a centralized mega-airport by challenging the mega-flat airport typology in order to reintegrate the airport as an international hub with the city as a regional infrastructural hub.


Author: Wesley Ho Hung Lai
Instructor: Inaki Abalos, Shohei Shigematsu
Location: Chicago
Date: May 2015
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