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  • Place of origin:

    New York (made)

  • Date:

    1978 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Wines, James (designer)
    SITE (designers)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Pen and ink

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level E, case MD, shelf 48

Founded in 1970 in New York City by James Wines, SITE (Sculpture in the Environment) is an experimental, multi-disciplinary architecture and environmental art studio. It developed a hybrid architectural practice where environmental art was integrated into the built space and fabric of a building.

SITE's most productive collaboration of the 1970s was with BEST Products Inc., one of the largest mail order corporations in the USA. BEST commissioned SITE to create a series of retail outlets for them across the US, all of them in peripheral strip locations near major cities. The 'Forest' showroom was created for a site in Richmond, Virginia in 1980. In order to maintain and celebrate its densely wooded surroundings, the showroom is split with a 35 foot gap, separating the facade from the actual store, through which the vegetation has been allowed to penetrate.

Physical description

Pen and ink drawing of general configuration of landscape and exterior planting for BEST 'Forest' showroom, Richmond, Virginia, USA.

Place of Origin

New York (made)


1978 (made)


Wines, James (designer)
SITE (designers)

Materials and Techniques

Pen and ink

Marks and inscriptions

Signed SSSW-W 1981.


Length: 28.2 cm, Width: 22 cm

Descriptive line

Design, pen and ink drawing, BEST 'Forest' showroom, Richmond, Virginia, USA, by James Wines and SITE, New York, 1978.

Production Note

Design produced by James Wines, founder of SITE Architects.


Pen; Ink




Architecture; Designs


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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