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Worth a Watch: SITE BEST Stores

Published: Mon Jun 09 2014

BEST was a chain of catalogue showrooms that sold kettles, televisions and other such indispensable necessities to the people of North America. Whilst this isn’t particularly exciting in itself, it turns out that the BEST showrooms were indeed the best showrooms, and were located in some of the best buildings ever made.

Designed by a madcap architect’s agency called SITE (that’s Sculpture in the Environment), the nine BEST buildings make even the notoriously eye-catching Argos in Manchester Fort Retail Park look dull. Only one remains, but thanks to this insightful documentary, even you can bear witness to these mental buildings.

Part one is above and the rest are below.

Cheers to IDEA Books for the tip-off.