James Wines

James Wines and SITE – art, architecture & enlightened business

October 10, 2009

James Wines and SITE – art, architecture & enlightened business

Dear Vancouver architects and business owners, let’s re-visit the enlightened 1970s collaboration between the Best Products company, based in Virginia, and the artist-architect James Wines and his group SITE (Sculpture In The Environment).

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Still-unsurpassed box store architecture: SITE

March 15, 2009

Still-unsurpassed box store architecture: SITE

I first saw these amazing buildings, almost all of which have now either had their facades removed or have actually been demolished, in the November 2007 issue of Wallpaper. The BEST Products Company of Richmond, Virginia commissioned architect James Wines’ SITE (Sculpture In The Environment) to build nine commercial buildings for them in the 1970s and early 80s. 

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