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National premiere on public television: April 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

Some Thoughts on Drawing Architecture by Hand

Part of an occasional series of essays from show creator and host Stephen Chung. Recently, I posted a few of my hand-drawn pencil renderings on Twitter. I was feeling nostalgic I guess. Afterward, I got a lot of questions from other architects asking me if I still drew by hand....
Posted On 23 Sep 2014

NEU Summer Design Studio 2014, Exercise 1: Paper Shelter

For pre-college students and others who are interested in exploring what architecture is about, Cool Spaces! and the Northeastern University School of Architecture have teamed up to present introductory exercises based on NEU’s 2014 Summer Design Studio. Learn more here....
Posted On 18 Sep 2014

Rereading Roger K. Lewis’ Architect?

Over the summer, Stephen had the opportunity to revisit a 1985 book about the architecture profession that was revised in 2012. What did he think about it? On a recent trip to Nashville, I packed away some new reading material, including Architect? A Candid Guide to the...
Posted On 11 Sep 2014

2014 Educational Facility Design Excellence Awards

The AIA Committee on Architecture for Education (CAE) has selected 11 educational and cultural facilities for this year’s CAE Educational Facility Design Awards. The CAE Design Excellence Award honors educational facilities that the jury believes should serve as an example of a...
Posted On 08 Sep 2014

Coming Soon: The Introductory Design Course

Over the coming weeks, Cool Spaces! will present assignments taken from Northeastern University School of Architecture’s 2014 Summer Design Studio, an introductory design course. Taught by NEU’s Rebecca Whidden and Alyson Tanguay, the monthlong program offers high school and...
Posted On 03 Sep 2014

2014 Bluebeam eXtreme Award Winners

The Bluebeam eXtreme Awards — held in conjunction with the annual Bluebeam eXtreme Conference — recognize innovative project teams that are using Revu to take digital workflows to the eXtreme. This year’s winners, who were celebrated at the recently concluded conference:...
Posted On 14 Aug 2014

Atlanta’s Center for Civil and Human Rights Opens

The Center for Civil and Human Rights, located in Atlanta, has opened its doors. Designed by Phil Freelon of the Freelon Group — which also designed the Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts + Culture, featured in our third episode — the center’s mission is to...
Posted On 13 Aug 2014
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2014 AIA Healthcare Design Awards

The AIA Academy of Architecture for Health (AAH) has selected the recipients of the 2014 AIA National Healthcare Design Awards program. The program showcases the best of healthcare building design and healthcare design-oriented research. Projects exhibit conceptual strengths that...
Posted On 11 Aug 2014

2014 Stirling Prize Shortlist

Since 1996, the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) — the U.K. equivalent to the AIA — has awarded the Stirling Prize to “the architects of the building that has made the greatest contribution to the evolution of architecture over the past year.” For the 2014...
Posted On 22 Jul 2014
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