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.

If Famous Artists Designed Buildings

Spanish artist Federico Babina, whose work is highly architectural and always fun — pixelated architects and an alphabet of architects are two recent series that have gone viral — has come up with a new concept: If famous artists created buildings — what might they look like?...
Posted On 03 Apr 2014
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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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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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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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Richard Tenguerian: Master Model Maker

Even in this time of digital everything, the power of a building model — not a rendering, not a 3D image, not a video flythrough — still holds sway with both architects and clients. Although many firms do their own model work, certain projects and clients require the hand of a...
Posted On 12 Mar 2014
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Event: Boston Design Week 2014

Coming to the Boston area March 20-30: Boston Design Week features 80+ events spanning across the entire city of Boston and beyond. There are demonstrations, open houses, cocktail receptions and myriad opportunities to learn about and explore design.  All events are open to the...
Posted On 11 Mar 2014
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Exhibit: Frank Lloyd Wright and the City

Frank Lloyd Wright didn’t just design beautiful individual buildings — he also wrestled with the larger issues around rapidly growing cities. You can see the master’s mind at work at the Frank Lloyd Wright and the City: Density vs. Dispersal exhibition, now showing at...
Posted On 07 Mar 2014
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A Record-Breaking Concrete Pour in Los Angeles

Usually, the concrete pour for the foundation of a building, even a skyscraper, doesn’t merit much attention. But what happened on Feb. 15–16 at the site of the soon-to-arise Wilshire Grand Hotel in Los Angeles was no ordinary construction job. In fact, it was a...
Posted On 21 Feb 2014
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Video: Renzo Piano Pavilion at Kimbell Art Museum

Just a couple of months ago, the Kimbell Art Museum opened its Renzo Piano-designed addition. The new pavilion, which will house educational and other expanding programs, allows the original building, by Louis Khan, to showcase the museum’s permanent collection. Our friends...
Posted On 19 Feb 2014
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