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You live in a apartment situated above the shopping mall.
shopping mall is built above a train station.
The carriages in the train station align with markers on the
platform where there are logos for various other malls nearby
which have different brands. There is even a carriage for
employer which has a logo on the platform floor so you can
get a seat while commuting.
Rather than the hub and spoke model of transport, this
society in this idea uses a decentralised form of office space
where offices are spread out across the train network.
You decide to enter the mall via the hyper consumerist
entrance, the "dressing store". In the dressing store, there's a
shop of designer clothes, outfits, costumes in a minimalist
kind of store and changing rooms. You and your partner
into some trendy clothes and exit the dressing store into the
main shopping mall. You don't pay retail price for these
you just borrow them for your day out in the mall and pay for
the time you wore them when you come back to change into
your own clothes.
There's pubs, cinema, theatre, stages, nightclub, bakery,
supermarkets in this shopping mall.
Everybody looks absolutely fabulous and everybody is
Tv rooms are rooms where they play a branded channel and
can go in and watch television such as sport. There's a bar for
food and snacks while you enjoy the television.
You can go to the economic abstraction shop and sort out
aspect of your life from pension, to maintenance of your car.
There's a skyscraper of offices in the mall but your employer
isn't at this mall but is at the mall down the train station line.
So you can commute to work easily to another mall.
There is a wide selection of shops and restaurants in the mall
you can eat out every night, a different kind of food every
You pay a monthly fee for the maintenance of the shopping
that you live over.
Now you're in a place you really can CONSUME!
There's regular photo opportunities throughout the mall and
in each of the shops.
You can go to theatre one night, to cinema the next, to the
nightclub on the Friday.
Filmed on location - shopping mall, night club, skyscraper, water garden, hotel, ... [kdf, Jun 30 2020]
Historical Landmark + Shopping Mall + Apartments ... [kdf, Jul 28 2020]
||It's a shame that shopping malls are lousy business
||Intu is the leading shopping mall owner in the UK and £4.5
billion in debt with 17 malls.
||It's just like living in the suburbs, minus the parking lots and
trees and some grass here and there.
||Trees you could do indoors with the right sort of
||The description reminds me of Logan's Run. Don't visit the
Carousel. There is no Sanctuary.
||Afterthought - No wonder this reminds me of Logan's Run...
much of that movie was filmed in a shopping mall (link):
||"Producers saved $3 million by finding readily available
locations in numerous Dallas buildings, including the
Apparel Mart at Dallas Market Center (The Great Hall), Oz
Restaurant and Nightclub (The Love Shop) and Pegasus
Place (Sandman headquarters), the Fort Worth Water
Gardens, and the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Houston. The
Sewage Disposal Plant in El Segundo, California was used for
the underground escape sequences."
||Bump for selfish reasons.
||Baked, at least since 2013 when Westminster Arcade re-
opened as mixed use residential+business. See link for
Arcade Providence. Overview:
||A Neighborhood Within a Neighborhood
||Located in the center of downtown Providence, Rhode
Island, The Arcade Providence was built in 1828 and it is the
oldest indoor mall in the United States. After an extensive
renovation, it is now home to 48 micro-loft apartments on
the upper two floors, with a first floor of small business
retail, including a full service local foods restaurant, a
coffee shop/whiskey bar, casual dining, and several unique
||Google "apartments in shopping malls" or "living in a shopping
mall" turns up several related ones. Not a new idea.
||This more than merely apartments in shopping malls, this is on
top of a train station, with offices and employment within 5
minutes walk. And you get to wear fashionable clothes during
||Couldn't I work in a fashionable clothing store in
said mall, or even an office there with a snazzy
dress code? And not sure how the train station is
relevant to the residents if it's all a self-contained
live/work environment for them.