Ray Edgar, The Age, Australia

 

No windows, no white cubes - the bold department store designs of architect Amanda Levete have changed the shape of retail.

We know the Bilbao Effect but, were it not for a matter of a few years, the phenomenon of architecture revitalising a city might just as easily be known as the Birmingham Effect. For like Frank Gehry's iconic Guggenheim Museum in Spain, Future Systems' equally striking Selfridges store in the UK transformed a pallid, economically challenged industrial town into a cultural hub...

 

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