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Unique Architecture in the United States

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Performing Spaces - The Design of Barclay's Center, Cowboys Stadium & Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts
What goes on behind the mind of the architect? In this episode of COOL SPACES, architect and teacher Stephen Chung explores the most provocative performance spaces featuring Barclay's Center (Brooklyn…
Libraries - The Design of the James B. Hunt Jr. Library, South Mountain Community Library, & Seattle Central Library
How do you design a library? Go behind the mind of the architect in this episode of COOL SPACES as architect and teacher Stephen Chung presents how the most innovative…
Healing Spaces - The Design of the Health Sciences Education Building in Phoenix, AZ, Yale Health Center, & Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health
How do architects design the spaces used for healing? Take some time out of your day to explore the designs behind healing spaces featuring the Health Sciences Education Building (Phoenix,…
Art Spaces - The Design of the Barnes Foundation, Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts & Bloch Building - Nelson-Atkins Museum
Explore the most beautiful art spaces including the Barnes Foundation (Philadelphia, PA), Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts + Culture (Charlotte, NC), and Bloch Building at the Nelson-Atkins Museum…

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Healing Spaces - The Design of the Health Sciences Education Building in Phoenix, AZ, Yale Health Center, & Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health
Part of the Series: Cool Spaces
How do architects design the spaces used for healing? Take some time out of your day to explore the designs behind healing spaces featuring the Health Sciences Education Building (Phoenix, AZ), Yale Health Center (New Haven, CT), and Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health (Las Vegas, NV).
Art Spaces - The Design of the Barnes Foundation, Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts & Bloch Building - Nelson-Atkins Museum
Part of the Series: Cool Spaces
Explore the most beautiful art spaces including the Barnes Foundation (Philadelphia, PA), Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts + Culture (Charlotte, NC), and Bloch Building at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art (Kansas City, MO) in this episode of COOL SPACES. Hosted by architect and teacher Stephen Chung.
Performing Spaces - The Design of Barclay's Center, Cowboys Stadium & Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts
Part of the Series: Cool Spaces
What goes on behind the mind of the architect? In this episode of COOL SPACES, architect and teacher Stephen Chung explores the most provocative performance spaces featuring Barclay's Center (Brooklyn NY), Cowboys Stadium (Dallas, TX), and Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts (Kansas City, MO).
Libraries - The Design of the James B. Hunt Jr. Library, South Mountain Community Library, & Seattle Central Library
Part of the Series: Cool Spaces
How do you design a library? Go behind the mind of the architect in this episode of COOL SPACES as architect and teacher Stephen Chung presents how the most innovative libraries were designed, featuring the spaces of James B. Hunt Jr. Library (Raleigh, NC), South Mountain Community Library (Phoenix, AZ),…
Frederick Law Olmsted - Designing America
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Frederick Law Olmsted was among the first to regard landscape architecture as a profession and a fine art - in fact, with Calvert Vaux he virtually created that profession. Olmsted was also, far and away, the most eminent and successful person ever to practice it in this country. He was…
Diller Scofidio + Renfro - Reimagining Lincoln Center and the High Line
Diller Scofidio + Renfro has long been at the forefront of design. The interdisciplinary design firm, founded in 1979, first stirred interest with its provocative exhibitions of theoretically based projects that blurred the boundaries between art and architecture. In 1999, Elizabeth Diller and Ricardo Scofidio, the firm's founding principals, were…
10 Buildings That Changed America
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10 Buildings That Changed America tells the stories of ten influential works of architecture, the people who imagined them, and the way these landmarks ushered in innovative cultural shifts throughout our society. From American architectural stalwarts like Louis Sullivan and Frank Lloyd Wright, to modern revolutionaries Frank Gehry and Robert…
Ken Burns' American Lives - Frank Lloyd Wright
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Frank Lloyd Wright tells the story of the greatest of all American architects. Wright was an authentic American genius, a man who believed he was destined to redesign the world by creating everything anew. Over the course of his long career, he designed more than 800 buildings, including such revolutionary…
The Rise and Fall of Penn Station
Part of the Series: American Experience
In 1910, the Pennsylvania Railroad successfully accomplished the enormous engineering feat of building tunnels under New York City's Hudson and East Rivers, connecting the railroad to New York and New England, knitting together the entire eastern half of the United States. The tunnels terminated in what was one of the…
John Portman - A Life of Building
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Once considered a maverick for challenging industry standards--and shunned by the American Institute of Architects--John Portman is now recognized as one of the most innovative and imitated architects of his time. With the Atlanta Hyatt Regency in 1967, Portman defied expectations and won international acclaim for his daring 22-story atrium.…
Steven Holl - The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Bloch Building
Generally acknowledged as one of the most artistically-minded architects practicing today, Steven Holl completed, in 2007, a museum considered the apex of his 33-year career: the Bloch Building for the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City. Here, Holl designed a linear series of subterranean galleries from which luminous, sculptural…
Rick Joy: Interludes
Rick Joy, an architect based in Tucson, Arizona, owes his reputation to his innovative residential designs, which respond gracefully to their desert environment. Joy exploits natural and passive energy-saving techniques and unusual materials, such as rammed earth and rusting steel, to create striking architectural solutions for living in a hot,…