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Things to come

The new Selfridges Department Store, Birmingham, England.

The freeform shape is covered in thousands of silver discs, and this bridge connects to a multi-storey car park.

Architect: Future Systems


The client’s demand for a new kind of department store has allowed the architects to develop a new typology of retail building. By inverting the stone-clad norm and manipulating form in three dimensions, they have produced extraordinary architecture within a regular construction programme and within budget.


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Taken on June 17, 2006