Sunday, January 18, 2009

SITE Videos

A Daily Dose of Architecture continued my retro kickback weekend - with some amazing videos related to the 1970s and 1980s big box stores designed by James Wines and his firm SITE. Some of the most known of these are retail stores for the now defunct BEST Stores which I guess wanted an exterior to match their slightly odd interior business model. Check out all five of the videos via YouTube links at Archidose... here's one for a sneak peek.

And a post is definitely in order for the work of Wines and SITE... which were the provocateurs of the time for sure and definitely dabbled into the veg.itectural as well. In the meantime, some pics of the more erosive and the mired...

:: BEST Store - image via Joannemcneil

:: BEST Store - image via Flickr- Tom Spaulding

:: Ghost Parking - image via West North

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