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KCET Premieres Architectural Series, 'COOL SPACES' on July 3

Series explores public buildings and landscapes across the

U.S.

BURBANK, CA--June 26, 2014--KCET, the nation's largest independent

public television station, introduces an exciting new series,
COOL SPACES!, which showcases the most fascinating architecture of the 21st century.

Each hour-long show focuses on buildings and spaces across the U.S. created by

daring architects and artists who push the boundaries of design, materials, and

process. The series debuts on KCET on Thursday,

July 3 at 10 p.m.

Hosted by architect Stephen Chung, COOL

SPACES!
 offers

viewers an experience of design as never before: From napkin sketches to study

models of paper, clay, and cardboard to lyrical watercolors, we take

viewers behind the scenes -- not just in the physical sense, but right into the

architect's mind, exploring the design process before one wall is built.
Chung asks obvious

questions that most of us would like to ask, such as:  Who wanted this done? Why? What did they hope

to accomplish? Why do these buildings look and feel the way they do, and,

ultimately, what did it take to bring them to fruition? Over the course of a

single episode, he demystifies architecture by making it understandable and

approachable, allowing us to love and learn simultaneously. Each story proceeds

through a tapestry of voices, including not only the designers, but the many

people who use and enjoy these spaces, giving meaning to them on a daily basis.

 

Futhermore, COOL SPACES! is

unlike any other reality show about architecture, because all of the amazing

sites are open and available for the public to explore. Every episode will

encourage viewers to visit these places and experience the wonder for

themselves.
Viewers

will be able to walk through New York, San Francisco, Chicago, or their own

hometown with newly opened eyes.

 

COOL SPACES! airs Thursday nights at 10 p.m. on KCET. For more information,

visit http://www.kcet.org/shows/cool_spaces/

 

 

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