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.

Time Lapse Video of the Barclays Center Under Construction

At the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, SHoP Architects went all the way to Washington state to consult with Dissimilar Metal Design on its weathered steel façade. With over 30 years of experience within the science and art of natural weatherization, they were the best choice to help...
Posted On 30 Oct 2014
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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

Cool Spaces! Video Extra: Bruce Ratner/Barclays Center

Stephen talks to developer Bruce Ratner about Barclays Center, the first building of his massive Atlantic Yards development in Brooklyn. In this clip, Ratner discusses the importance of public art, aspects of the building’s design (conceived by SHoP Architects), and why it...
Posted On 20 Jun 2014

Full Cool Spaces! Segment: Barclays Center, by SHoP Architects

Watch a complete 18-minute segment from the Cool Spaces! show: Barclays Center, by SHoP Architects. Why does Barclays look and function the way it does? What did developer Bruce Ratner hope to accomplish — and how did SHoP make it a reality? Learn more about this compelling...
Posted On 23 May 2014

Cool Spaces! Premiere Episode Peek: Performance Spaces

In this 3-minute look at our premiere episode, Performance Spaces, Stephen visits Cowboys Stadium, by HKS Architects; Kansas City’s Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, by Safdie Architects; and the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, by SHoP Architects. Cool Spaces! airs this...
Posted On 10 Mar 2014

Brooklyn: Barclays Center Construction Timelapse

  Thanks to SHoP Architects for this timelapse showing Barclays Center coming together, piece by piece (including 12,000 weathering steel panels on the exterior!), over the course of 117+ weeks. The arena will be featured in our premiere episode, Performance Spaces, arriving...
Posted On 09 Jan 2014