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Thousands of Fish to be Freed From Abandoned Mall Fish-Hell

Last year, we learned about Bangkok's New World Mall, among the most dystopian places on the planet. It's a shopping mall in the middle of one of the world's more tumultuous cities that was abandoned nearly 20 years ago. After a roof collapse, the mall flooded, and a population of fish thrived in newly formed ponds. Now, those fish are finally being set free. Read More >>

architecture
This Abandoned Wasteland Was Once America’s Largest Shopping Centre

The death of the American mall has become more and more apparent in recent years, and just a few decades ago, these shrines to consumerism dotted suburbia, only to be denied relevance by a push back towards city centres. But few images express the scale of this trend as much as those in Black Friday: The Collapse of the American Mall. Read More >>

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In the Future, Shopping Centres Will Be Halls Full of Screens

Shopping centre giant Westfield is partnering with eBay this Christmas to offer the world a sneak peek at the mall of the future. A bunch of touchscreens. Read More >>

war
What Kenya’s Mall Siege Reveals About the Urban Future of War

A 2003 article in the Military Review has proven darkly prescient with last weekend’s terrorist siege of an indoor shopping mall in Nairobi, Kenya. Written by two retired US Army Lieutenant Colonels, the piece outlines the emergence of modern-day siege warfare tactics, or the invasion of large architectural structures. Read More >>

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An Urban Farm In the Most Unlikely Location: A Shanghai Shopping Centre

We’re smack dab in the middle of a golden age when anything you could possibly want can be ordered online and delivered straight to your door. Even if you dare venture beyond the sofa to shop, your first stop probably isn't that stifling bastions of oppressive consumerism (and zombie flick backdrop), shopping centres! In Shanghai, however, one shopping centre is bringing a bit of outdoor life to the indoor scene. Read More >>