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.

Episode 4: Healing Spaces Promo

A 30-second look at our third show, which focuses on healthcare spaces. Featured buildings and architects: • Health Sciences Education Building — CO Architects • Yale Health Center — Mack Scogin Merrill Elam Architects • Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health — Gehry Partners
Posted On 07 Jul 2014

Episode 3: Art Spaces Promo

A 30-second look at our third show, which focuses on spaces for art. Featured buildings and architects: • Barnes Foundation —Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects • Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts + Culture — Freelon Group • Bloch Building at the Nelson-Atkins...
Posted On 16 Jun 2014

Video: What I Learned From My First Project

A degree in architecture is only the first part of a designer’s education — the learning continues after graduation, both in the office and on the job site. Meet eight emerging professionals from the Monterey Design Conference who share their experiences working on their...
Posted On 19 May 2014

Episode 2: Libraries Promo

A 30-second look at our second show, which focuses on libraries. Watch for it on your local public TV station. Featured buildings and architects: • James B. Hunt Jr. Library — Snøhetta • South Mountain Community Library — Richärd+Bauer • Seattle Cen...
Posted On 05 May 2014

Cool Spaces! 30-Second Promo

New 30-second promo video. Look for it on your local public TV station.
Posted On 03 Apr 2014

On Film: Steven Holl’s Sifang Art Museum

In a previous post examining cantilevered buildings, we expressed our affinity for support-free architecture and the exciting design possibilities it represents. In two new short films produced by Spirit of Space, architect Steven Holl — whose Bloch Building addition to the...

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

Exploring New York Sewers With Steve Duncan

Just because a building, structure, or space is purely utilitarian doesn’t mean it can’t also be aesthetically pleasing, if seen in the right way. Take sewers, for instance. New Yorker Steve Duncan, an avid urban explorer and photographer, finds amazing beauty in the...
Posted On 20 Dec 2013
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AIA CEO Robert Ivy on the Institute’s Repositioning Effort

A few months ago, the American Institute of Architects began what it is calling the Repositioning the AIA Initiative. In the video above (also available for viewing on the AIA website), CEO Robert Ivy offers an update on the effort — including the reasons why we are supporting...
Posted On 13 Dec 2013

Kansas City: Nelson-Atkins Time-Lapse

Tom Guilmette, our specialty photographer, created this time-lapse video of Steven Holl’s Nelson-Atkins Museum addition as day becomes night and the building glows like a lantern.
Posted On 16 Nov 2013