ART
ARCHITECTURE
& HISTORY
in the Public Realm
BEST Indeterminate Facade Building

Artist
James Wines
Architect
SITE Architecture & Design (Sculpture in the Environment)
Dates
  • Constructed, 1975
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Description
In 1972 SITE was commissioned by BEST Products Company to design a series of nine shopping center buildings. Since ‘big box’ retail structures are ubiquitous in the public domain, people’s reflex acceptance of their archetypal presence has been used to invert and change its meaning. Instead treating the BEST stores as conventionally ‘designed’ architecture, their rectangular profiles are used as a ‘subject matter for art’ and a source of visual commentary on the American commercial strip....
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Location
10765 KIngspoint Road
Houston, TX 77075
United States

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