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Euthanasia Coaster – Julijonas Urbonas

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The Euthanasia Roller Coaster is a hypothetic euthanasia process in the form of a theme park roller coaster, designed to humanely – with elegance and euphoria – take the life of a human… Continue reading

The world’s largest model airport

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A 150 sqaure metre model at Hamburg’s Miniatur Wonderland.

Logan’s Run filmed in a Dallas shopping mall

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A source of much inspiration for Plaza is the film Logan’s Run (1976). Many of the scenes of ‘The City’ were filmed in the Dallas Market Center. Dallas Market Centre had exactly the… Continue reading

Halbe Tropical Islands Resort

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Halbe, near Brandenburg is home to Tropical Islands Resort an artificial tropical resort inside the worlds largest freestanding building (in terms of volume). Tropical Islands also claims to have the world’s largest tropical… Continue reading

Tiffany – ‘I Think We’re Alone Now’ Filmed at Ogden City Mall, Utah

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The Ogden City Mall opened in 1980 as a solution to a declining downtown with anchors JCPenney, Nordstrom, Bon Marche and ZCMI. It was two-level mall that was highly successful until the mid-1990’s.… Continue reading

Scenes from a Mall starring Bette Midler

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Possibly the worst film of Bette Midler’s lustrous career. Woody Allen and Bette Midler star as an upper middle class suburban couple who spend their wedding anniversary at the mall shopping for a… Continue reading

Tanforan – once a Japanese internment camp now an asian inspired shopping mall!

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Tanforan Mall in San Bruno, California, has all the American favourites, Sears, Target and JC Penny. The site of Tanforan mall was used during World War II as a Japanese American internment center.… Continue reading

Malls in Baghdad

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You might have read about the Al Adel Shopping Centre in Baghdad, as the scene for some of the bloodiest gun fights during the recently ended US invasion of Iraq. Once a popular… Continue reading

TWA flight centre – Grand Central of the jet age

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The TWA Flight Center or Trans World Flight Center opened in 1962 as the original terminal for Trans World Airlines – designed by Eero Saarinen and located at New York’s John F. Kennedy… Continue reading

Gold Nugget

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Mall Madness!

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Mall Madness takes place on a board representing a two-story mall. The game is designed for two to four players. Each player receives 200 dollars from one player who is designated to be… Continue reading

Spectacular fountains

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  Where would any mall be without a spectacular fountain. Usually found in the main atrium or courtyard, they mark a picturesque place to meet, mingle with friends or contemplate your next purchase.

Plaza – audio guide

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Press play below to hear our Plaza Audio Guide, a sound installation, part of Plaza at The Shipton Street Gallery. If you’ve not seen the show already, this Sunday is your last chance!… Continue reading

Plaza Opening – The Shipton Street Gallery – London

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Oliver Herbert with Matt Carter at The Plaza private view – The Shipton Street Gallery

Plaza exhibition teaser video!

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Hope to see you there!

Elephants and Castles

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Scheduled for demolition in 2012, Elephant and Castle Shopping Centre in South East London was once the “largest and most ambitious shopping venture ever to be embarked upon in London. In design planning… Continue reading

Mall Music

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Music is a vital asset to the ambiance of a shopping mall. What seems like a background drone has most probably been a painstakingly constructed play list designed to drive sales, reaffirm cool… Continue reading

Horror at the Mall

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Isn’t there something just so amazing about the mall as the scene for ultimate Hollywood horror? Dawn of The Dead,  Chopping Mall and Into the Mirror are a few that feature blood splattered… Continue reading

Come along to PLAZA at The Shipton Street Gallery, London, 3rd April – 24th April.

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The Core Centre for Shopping and Leisure

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I spent my day today designing a dream shopping centre. This was always a hobby of mine as a child, which I decided to re-visit. This mall is called ‘Core Centre for Shopping… Continue reading