this day in history – April 3, 1978 – C-3PO dons a bowtie and attends the 50th Academy Awards
and apparently molests Oscar!!!!!!!!
BEST was the best. they were like the Best Buy of their time. little did I know that at one point, they also had THE best buildings EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!! the architectural firm SITE created 9 unique buildings for BEST
Peeling Project, Richmond, Virginia, 1971
Intermediate Facade Building, Houston, Texas, 1974
Notch Showroom, Sacramento, California, 1977
Tilt Showroom, Towson, Maryland, 1978
Cutler Ridge Showroom, Miami, Florida, 1979
Anti-Sign, Ashland, Virginia, 1979
Hialeah Rainforest Showroom, Hialeah, Florida, 1979
Forest Showroom, Richmond, Virginia, 1980
Inside/Outside Building, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 1984
sadly, none of those buildings look like that anymore, eggcept for the Forest Showroom one which is now a church!!!!!
but SITE wasn’t the only firm to make BEST buildings
Denise Scott Brown and Robert Venturi - Langhorne, Pennsylvania, 1978
sadly, these guys were never built!
1977 — Anthony J. Lumsden
The Earth, the Temple, and the Goods (unbuilt), 1979 — Robert A.M. Stern
1979 — Charles W. Moore
1979 — Michael Graves
1979 — Allen Greenberg
check out this short documentary on the BEST stores designed by SITE. directed and produced by Howard Silver