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.

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

“I Am Committed to Quality, Not Quantity”

Interior Design chats up Steven Holl as part of its “10 Questions With …” series. Most of the questions are about the architect’s recently opened Reid Building at the Glasgow School of Art, providing great insight into Holl’s approach, but we...
Posted On 12 Jun 2014
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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

A Space Divided: Can These Products Make for a Better Workplace?

As the open plan office has dismantled the once-ubiquitous cubicle, the workplace has become something of a fishbowl leaving employees totally exposed — a phenomenon that has led some to find creative ways to go back into hiding. But as research suggests, people don’t need to be...

Trade Show Booths Don’t Have to Be Boring

We’ve all been to trade shows and experienced — or worked in — the bland, cookie-cutter booths they contain. In Europe, however, and especially at design industry shows, booth design is frequently a high art, combining temporary architecture with cutting-edge fabrication...
Posted On 24 Apr 2014
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Design Tools for the Nondesigner

Thanks to mass customization, anyone can try their hand at design these days. Consumers can choose which colors, patterns, and styles they prefer for products by using software-based configurators to “design,” or rather customize, everything from footwear to automobiles — and...

Healthcare Design in a Time of Squeezed Budgets

Due to legislation, shifting demographics, and tighter budgets, the healthcare industry is changing, and hospitals and clinics have to balance leaner budgets with increased competition and the need to provide excellent care. Interior Design talked to three design firms that are...
Posted On 04 Dec 2013
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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
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