Cool Spaces! is a TV series and website that showcases what's new and exciting in the world of architecture and design.
National premiere on public television: April 2014.

Sit … or Stand? It’s Up to You

It’s a well-documented fact that prolonged sitting time in the workplace can lead to a number of health-related ailments among sedentary workers. Negative health outcomes — including cardiovascular disease and obesity — have led many to the conclusion that it’s better to stand...
Posted On 07 Jan 2014

Perfectly Imperfect: New Directions in Wood

“Life is not a straight line.” You don’t have to look any further than out your window to find this truism on display. For those that want to bring the concept inside, start by checking out the products from surfacing and flooring manufacturer Boleform. Thanks to advancements in...
Posted On 06 Jan 2014

2014 AIA Gold Medal: Julia Morgan, FAIA

The American Institute of Architects Board of Directors has posthumously awarded the 2014 AIA Gold Medal to Julia Morgan, FAIA, the early 20th-century architect whose copious output of quality work secured her position as the first great female American architect. Morgan is the...
Posted On 06 Jan 2014

Bjarke Ingels: A BIG Name in Architecture

If you like images of striking buildings, then you’ve probably come across the work of the Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG). The firm creates eye-catching projects like a waste-to-energy plant in Copenhagen that also serves as a ski slope, a Toronto tower that transforms from a...
Posted On 06 Jan 2014
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The Meaning Behind the Materials

Every product has a back story. But few weave ancient traditions and modern manufacturing processes while also addressing issues of social responsibility. Yet that’s exactly what materials manufacturer 3form accomplished with its Full Circle line of Varia Ecoresin panels. Having...
Posted On 03 Jan 2014

Fun With Foldable Lighting

If there’s one thing we love here at Cool Spaces! (other than exciting new architecture), it’s being presented with the unexpected. Such is the case with the Unfold Pendant Lamp from Muuto. Designed by Form Us With Love, this reinterpretation of an industrial design classic...
Posted On 03 Jan 2014