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.

How Good Are You With Pen and Paper Napkin?

The “napkin sketch” may be an old cliché about how architects and other designers work — but that doesn’t make it any less effective as a medium for displaying graphic talent. If you enjoy wielding your favorite pen (or pencil) and a small square of sof...
Posted On 28 Apr 2014
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Scenes From the Road: Visiting Gantt Center & Phil Freelon

Photos taken while the Cool Spaces! crew was filming the Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts + Culture (Charlotte, NC) and scenes in the office of Freelon Associates (Durham, NC), which recently joined Perkins+Will. The Gantt Center appears in our third episode, Art...
Posted On 28 Apr 2014
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Architecture Afterlife: Design for Disassembly

How long should a building last? The short answer may be: the longer the better, as we touched on in a recent post. The long answer is a little more complicated when you consider the fact that the average exterior structure is designed to last anywhere from 30 to 300 years, while...