Is there anything more dull than the standard KMart, Target, or Sears building? They always loom up like giant grey, boxy blobs out of the suburban landsacpe; they are arguably offensive because of their commitment to being inoffesnsive. But they are the big box retail norm.
But, this was not always the case. In the 70s something remarkable happened at the BEST Product Company when they teamed up with James Wines and his “Sculpture in the Environment” (SITE) architecture firm.
Unfortunately Best went under and most of these buildings have been demolished. But, for a brief Postmodern moment in time, the big box retail shopping experience was way cool.