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.

Full Segment of Nelson-Atkins Museum

  Here is a full Cool Spaces segment of the Nelson-Atkins Museum designed by Steven Holl.
Posted On 17 Nov 2014
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MVRDV Markthal – Video of Preliminary Design

  Now that the Markthal- a new marketplace and residential building has opened, we thought it might be interesting to go back and take a look at the preliminary design through a video created by the firm.Just 2 ½ minutes long, it captures the energy of the place in a way...
Posted On 29 Oct 2014
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Gehry Sizzle Reel

  This is the original 3 minute sizzle reel that was submitted to PBS that explains the basic show concept. After making this video, we cut our first full segment for further consideration and review. We wanted to focus on three buildings per hour long episode. PBS worried...
Posted On 25 Oct 2014

Visiting the T-House, by Architect Simon Ungers

When he visited Saratoga, NY, to speak at the AIA New York State convention in early October, Cool Spaces! host Stephen Chung made an impromptu stop by Simon Ungers’ T-House, a critically acclaimed example of late-20th-century modern domestic architecture.
Posted On 16 Oct 2014

Cool Spaces! Video Extra: Bruce Ratner/Barclays Center (Part 2)

A further look at Stephen’s interview with Bruce Ratner, the developer for Brooklyn’s Barclays Center. In this clip, Ratner rhapsodizes about the arena’s form (by SHoP Architects) and weathered-steel (aka Cor-Ten) skin and discusses how creating such a building...
Posted On 02 Oct 2014

The Challenge of Public Television

A message from show creator and host Stephen Chung: As Cool Spaces! makes its way across the country, I frequently get questions about future seasons. To be sure, I want to continue making episodes. There is definitely no shortage of great buildings out there to profile, and...
Posted On 06 Aug 2014

The Cool Spaces! People You Don’t See On-Screen

What does a Cool Spaces! production look like? On the screen you see Stephen alone, or with one or two other people, but behind the camera stands a collection of dedicated, patient crew members. “It’s hard to get used to all the people involved in any shot,”...
Posted On 24 Jul 2014