‘Tracing Skylines’- Derelict Detroit repurposed for street skiing

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The decline of Detroit, USA, has been well documented, having since the 1950s lost over 1 million of its inhabitants and lately filed for bankruptcy. Vast buildings lie abandoned and derelict as businesses… Continue reading

BEST hardware stores by SITE Architecture 1970-1984

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The work of the SITE architecture firm has long fascinated me with their witty and fun approaches to the facades of what are typically mundane structures. Their best-known work is a series of… Continue reading

Johnson & Burgee Architecture (1979)

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The Low Line, New York

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The quest to create green public spaces in New York’s famously dense urban fabric requires thinking outside the usual parameters. After the success of the High Line, which has now become a much-loved… Continue reading

Park Hill Estate renovation nominated for Stirling Prize

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We have featured similar notorious ‘Sink Estates‘ like Park Hill on this blog as examples of post-war urban regeneration gone wrong. Saved from demolition after it was awarded grade two listed status in… Continue reading

HOPE TO SEE YOU TONIGHT!

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Khazar Islands, Azerbaijan

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    In a vision similar to that of the man-made islands off Dubai, Khazar Islands are an ambitious project aiming to assert Azerbaijan as a hot spot of luxury and modernity. Rising… Continue reading

PLAZA + Gateau Shop event featured on BOXPARK blog

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Click on the link below to be taken to BOXPARK’s article about the PLAZA + Gateau Shop event on the 5th September 2013. We hope to see you see there! http://www.boxpark.co.uk/plazagateau/

PLAZA host one-off event at Gateau Shop, BOXPARK, London

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Current reading: The Hidden Persuaders

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  ‘An introduction to the techniques of mass-persuasion through the unconscious’   Written by Vance Packard in 1956, Hidden Persuaders looks at the behaviour of consumers and how it was mined by Motivational… Continue reading

Dreaming the Impossible: Unbuilt Britain

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Fascinating BBC documentary looking at ambitious and foresightful projects with the aim of transforming Britain. The first episode looks at two projects designed to combat London’s congestion and pollution problems in different ways:… Continue reading

Fake palm tree mobile phone masts

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Particularly prevalent in Southern California are mobile phone (or cell phone) masts disguised as Palm Trees.  It seems fitting that something as utilitarian as a phone mast be hidden behind the facade of… Continue reading

Bringing art to the Masses

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‘Showcasing great British art across the UK, Art Everywhere is the largest exhibition of its kind in the world. From the 12–25 August 2013 some of the nation’s greatest art is on display… Continue reading

The Century of the Self (2002) documentary by Adam Curtis

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A fascinating series looking at how the work of Sigmund Freud, Anna Freud and Edward Bernays influenced the way corporations and governments have analysed, dealt with, and controlled people.

PLAZA prints and publications available at Gateau Shop!

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A selection of PLAZA prints and the Milton Keynes publication can be found at Gateau Shop’s online store, and their pop-up store at Boxpark, Shoreditch, London. Pop along for a look! http://www.gateaushop.com http://www.boxpark.co.uk … Continue reading

SELLING OUT FAST! PLAZA MILTON KEYNES

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Our new publication: MILTON KEYNES is available for sale through BLURB. Click on the link above or visit: http://www.blurb.co.uk/books/4419077-milton-keynes

PLAZA shows at MK Gallery!

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MILTON KEYNES the new book from PLAZA available to buy now!

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http://www.blurb.co.uk/bookstore/invited/3584618/fcf5e26300381c76bbdd937fe8d523f16546bdf4 We’re pleased to announce our new publication MILTON KEYNES is now available to buy. Produced in association with the MK Gallery Milton Keynes.

PLAZA will be launching their new publication ‘Milton Keynes’ at MK Gallery

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Coffins for sale at Costco

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On a recent trip to Costco on El Camino Real, just outside San Francisco we visited the coffin section.