British architect firm to give LAX airport a facelift

Architectural firm Fentress recently unveiled some concept images for its planned redesign of Los Angeles International Airport, according to BD Global, a design Web site.

This is the same firm that designed Denver International and South Korea’s Incheon International Airport.

The structural theme of the redesign — manifested in many new, curved buildings and roof lines — is the ocean, which LAX overlooks.

The Tom Bradley International Terminal will get the brunt of the redesign, with new curbside canopies, centralized security and two additional floors of departure lounges, among other improvements, BD Global says.

The curved roof lines are meant not only to evoke waves, but to be both energy efficient and minimize glare from the south-west side of the airport.

This is just one photo of the new LAX international terminal. You can check out a few more here.