This incredible IXION windowless jet from Technicon was created for the 2013 NBAA business aviation show and won the 2014 International Yacht & Aviation Awards in the exterior design category.
Instead of providing passengers with tiny windows, it takes the idea of transforming the interior walls into giant ultrathin, flexible screens that can display images from almost anywhere.
“The ethos of the project is simple, to challenge current thinking, and propose something a little different but not just a fantasy. It has to be credible and relevant, yet provoke discussion”.
Gareth Davies, Design Director at Technicon’s French Studio near Paris.
“I challenged the team to break out of conventional thinking with regards to a business jet exterior and interior. Whilst defining the concept sketches for the exterior, I asked the rest of the team to start thinking about interior concepts and what we could do differently. We quickly settled on the controversial yet interesting idea of removing the windows from the cabin and using existing or very near future technology to display the exterior environment on flexible screens, which cover the walls and ceiling of the cabin, via external cameras. The user experience is greatly enhanced by directly engaging the passengers with the environment outside, giving an unhindered panoramic view .”
Just think how cool it would be to play Xbox on enormous screens while flying around the world!