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.

Fast Company Names Innovative Architects in 2014

As part of its 2014 “most innovative companies” issue, Fast Company has pulled together a list of 10 innovative architecture firms. Topped by SHoP Architects — whose Barclays Center, in Brooklyn, appears as part of our premiere episode, Performance Spaces — the list...
Posted On 31 Mar 2014
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A New Model for Research Labs

Working in a research facility isn’t what it used to be — and as it turns out, that’s a very good thing. A new trend in the design of research facilities and laboratories has emerged that recognizes the intensely social nature of scientific research. The National Institute of...

Shigeru Ban Wins 2014 Pritzker Architecture Prize

Often referred to in the popular press as “the Oscar of architecture,” the Pritzker Architecture Prize is among the profession’s highest honors. Created to “honor a living architect/s whose built work demonstrates a combination of those qualities of...
Posted On 25 Mar 2014
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Heavy Metal for Interiors

When the architects who became known as the First Architecture School — which included such notables as Martin Roche, William Holabird, and Louis Sullivan — began perfecting their methods of constructing buildings using metal frames instead of brick and stone in the late 1800s,...

Of Architects and Their Chair Designs

Presented with an opportunity to sit in architect Tadao Ando‘s new Dream Chair (above right), manufactured by Carl Hansen & Son, cultural/design writer Witold Rybczynski uses it as fodder for an interesting article about architects and their long history with chair...
Posted On 21 Mar 2014
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Frank Lloyd Wright’s S.C. Johnson Tower to Open for Tours

Big news for Frank Lloyd Wright fans: The architect’s research tower for the S.C. Johnson company, completed in the 1940s and closed in 1982, will be open this year to public tours. Although the company has opened many of its FLW-designed buildings to curious architect...
Posted On 20 Mar 2014
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Cool Spaces! Review in Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Mary Louise Schumacher, the art and architecture critic for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, had a sneak peek of the full-length version of our premiere episode, “Performance Spaces.” Here are just a few of the incredibly positive things she had to say about Cool...
Posted On 20 Mar 2014

Workplace = Well-Being?

For most of us, the workplace is not synonymous with health, rejuvenation, or relaxation. On the contrary, it has been linked to as many (and serious) health risks as there are side effects to a prescription drug like Paxil.  But things are changing. As the sustainabl...

Wright’s Taliesin West to Go “Net Zero”

Among the many things for which iconic American architect Frank Lloyd Wright was known was an enthusiastic acceptance of the social and technological changes that emerged as a result of the Industrial Revolution. The late pioneer would no doubt support the groundbreaking effort...

Bluebeam Case Study: HKS Architects/Banner Health

How did HKS Architects leverage Bluebeam Revu and Bluebeam Studio for IPD on its Banner Health MD Anderson Health Center project? Click here to find out.
Posted On 17 Mar 2014
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