Cool Spaces!: The Best New Architecture by Stephen ChungCool Spaces!: The Best New Architecture by Stephen Chung

Cool Spaces!: The Best New Architecture

byStephen Chung, Sun Joo Kim, Robert; Cramer, Ned; Thrush George Ivy

Paperback | May 1, 2014

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Cool Spaces captures the series premiere of the Cool Spaces show, public television's first program to explore the most provocative and bold American architecture of the last decade. The book highlights the first twelve buildings of the series for a fascinating glimpse into the mysteries and realities of architecture. Readers will learn how architects create their designs, why buildings look the way they do, and what it really takes to bring a building to reality. Concept sketches and renderings, additional interviews with the architects, and on set photos from production shoots illuminate the stories behind the buildings, which include the Ruvo Center in Las Vegas by Frank Gehry, the Seattle Public Library in Seattle by OMA/REX, and the Barclay's Center in Brooklyn by SHoP Architects. A narrative and visual journey through the show's production and content, Cool Spaces presents a new and accessible understanding of architecture. Sponsored by the American Institute of Architects
Stephen Chung, AIA, is a Boston-based architect. In addition to practice, Stephen has taught design and drawing at several institutions, including Syracuse, Cornell, RISD, and Yale University. Over the past several years, Stephen has focused on bridging the gap between the architectural profession and the general public. To this end, S...
Title:Cool Spaces!: The Best New ArchitectureFormat:PaperbackDimensions:120 pages, 9 × 9 × 0.98 inPublished:May 1, 2014Publisher:Oro EditionsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1941806333

ISBN - 13:9781941806333


Editorial Reviews

Based on Stephen Chung's weekly television show, "Cool Spaces!: The Best New Architecture" by Stephen Chung and Sun Joo Kim is a profusely illustrated, 120 page compendium showcasing outstanding architectural examples of art spaces, library spaces, performance spaces, and healing spaces. Of special note is the inclusion of Robert ivy's 'The Case for Cool Spaces'. A masterpiece of targeted architecturally focused commentary, "Cool Spaces!: The Best New Architecture" is informed, informative, thoughtful, and thought-provoking, making it a highly recommended addition to professional, community, and academic library Architectural Studies reference collections and supplemental reading lists.