The Aesthetics of the Strip Mall

I am currently researching the architecture and aesthetics of Strip Malls for the design competition I am launching in collaboration with the City-Region Studies Centre (see previous post for details).

The design competition will ask for submissions to reinvent the strip mall. We are looking for innovative strategies for the adaptation and reuse of this abundant yet ailing building stock.

To understand the challenge I went on a photographic field trip around Edmonton to find some ‘sites of potential’…

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7 Responses to The Aesthetics of the Strip Mall

  1. Brian Rosa says:

    Some nice photos there! Know this project? Might be of use: http://www.bigboxreuse.com/

  2. Emad says:

    Excellent Photos !

  3. Brian Rosa says:

    Also, I wrote this a while back, on the topic of strip mall landscapes…. http://whoadu.de/?p=80

  4. Anna V says:

    The City-Region Studies Centre has an ideas design competition which you might be interested in: “Strip Appeal: Re-inventing the Strip Mall.” http://www.uofaweb.ualberta.ca/crsc/pdf/strip-appealbrief.pdf

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