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.

SkyMall!

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Anyone that has ever taken a domestic flight within the US will be familiar with Sky Mall.  A virtual mall in the sky that takes the form of a magazine located in the… Continue reading

Shopping in Soviet Moscow, 1987

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Architect Charles Jencks on Desert Island Discs

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Click here to listen to architect Charles Jencks talking on Desert Island Discs.

Marino Auriti’s ‘Encyclopedic Palace of the World’

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Taken as the theme for the Venice Biennale 2013 Exhibition, curated by Massimiliano Gioni, the Encyclopedic Palace in this case aims to put to together works of contemporary art with historical artefacts and… Continue reading

PLAZA Publication 1 now available at Printed Matter, NYC

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PLAZA Publication I is now being sold at Printed Matter, NYC. Click here to purchase your copy from their online store. Printed Matter, Inc. 195 Tenth Avenue, New York, NY, 10011 T: 212… Continue reading

Pushwagner’s Soft City animation

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‘Pushwagner’s magnum opus, the graphic novel Soft City, is as feverish as a nightmare acid trip. Across 154 now-yellowing original sheets, in thin pen lines, a numbed world unfolds in relentlessly repetitive detail.… Continue reading

Ricardo Bofill’s Crazy Kafka Castle

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Kafka Castle by Catalan architect, Ricardo Bofill is an amazing apartment complex near Barcelona completed in 1968 constructed from a series of cubes. The  building departs from traditional notions of design, being based on mathematical equations that dictated the layout of… Continue reading

American Architecture Now: Jonathan Barnett, John Portman, and Richard Weinstein, 1980

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Poble Espanyol!

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Josep Puigi Cadafalch had the idea for Poble Espanyol: a town in which the architecture, style, and culture of various locations from around Spain were preserved in a single artificial space . The aim… Continue reading

PLAZA featured on UNMAKING THINGS blog

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PLAZA’s recent research trip to Milton Keynes has been featured on UNMAKING THINGS blog. Check it out via the link below: http://unmakingthings.rca.ac.uk/2013/youve-never-seen-anything-like-it-central-milton-keynes-2/

MK Reading: ‘More of Milton Keynes, Building on the Vision’, Cook, Robert

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Cook, Robert, ‘More of Milton Keynes: Building on the Vision‘, 2004, Sutton Publishing. ‘BC- Before Concrete AD- After Development’ ‘Predominantly a glamorous place’ Performing in front of John Lewis The High Street, Stony… Continue reading

Filmed in Milton Keynes: Cliff Richard’s Wired for Sound (1981)

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Japanese Precision Walking Competition

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MK shapes and patterns

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Working at The Mall

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At PLAZA we’re fascinated with the glamour of the shopping mall. Glistening marble floors, gushing water features and soft soothing music. Do you ever wonder what it’s like for the people manning the… Continue reading

PLAZA MK Field Trip: research archive

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