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.

Furniture From Milk Bottles and Other Recycled Products

In their groundbreaking book, Cradle-to-Cradle: Remaking the Way We Make Things, architect Bill McDonough and chemist Michael Braungart called for a new industrial revolution that challenges the notion of how we design, manufacture and consume products. They argue that we should...

Welcome to the Jungle

When reggae icon Bob Marley penned the lyrics to his 1973 hit “Concrete Jungle,” he could not have been aware of the term “building-integrated agriculture” (BIA) — or “agri-tecture,” as it is sometimes called — because it wasn’t coined until 2007. If he had, perhaps the late Tuff...
Posted On 10 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

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

From Waste to Furniture: FluidSolids

Several years ago, Zurich, Switzerland–based designer Beat Karrer set out to find an environmentally friendly way to create furniture, architectural pieces, and other products. Fast-forward to 2013, and his concept is a reality: FluidSolids. How does it work? The basic principle...
Posted On 24 Oct 2013
, By