Archinect - News 2014-04-21T06:04:18-04:00 PBS's "UNUSUAL SPACES" profiles Berlin-Tempelhof Airport, "The Mother of All Airports" Archinect 2014-03-11T17:27:00-04:00 >2014-03-17T20:10:55-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="287" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>In the center of the sprawling metropolis of Germany's capital, Berlin-Tempelhof Airport stands as both a monument to a darker era in Germany's past and a link to its future.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Built on an airfield where the Wright Brothers once demonstrated their Flyer before a captive European audience, Tempelhof Airport was conceived by the leaders of the Third Reich as a architectural testament to the boundless ambition of German supremacy. Captured by the Soviet Army in 1945 before it could be completed, turned over to American forces following the Conference at Yalta, and then serving as West Berlin's lifeline to the free world during the Cold War, the airport was a central set piece in 20th century history.</p><p>After decades of dwindling postwar commercial operation following the construction of other regional airports, a referendum for its closure was narrowly approved in the mid-2000s. Since its official closure in 2008, however, a dramatic new vision for the airport has emerged...</p> "Cool Spaces!" - coming to national public tv this Fall Archinect 2013-03-22T14:17:00-04:00 >2013-03-25T22:57:54-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="305" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Cool Spaces! is a primetime television series that will profile the most provocative architecture of the 21st century. Hosted by architect Stephen Chung, each hour show focuses on public spaces across the US and Canada, conceived by daring architects who push the boundaries of contemporary architectural design, materials and process. Produced for Public Television, Cool Spaces! offers viewers an experience of these public spaces as never before.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Stephen Chung, architect and host of the tv show, tells Archinect, "We are trying to show non-architects that architecture is a pretty cool subject- and if they just give us a chance and take a look- they might agree."</p> PBS architecture show to explore story behind Gehry-designed Ruvo clinic Alexander Walter 2012-12-20T12:56:00-05:00 >2012-12-24T15:23:07-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="334" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>[...] the Gehry story is about how Ruvo lost his father to Alzheimer's and wanted to bring a world-class architect to Las Vegas &hellip; if he could attract Gehry, maybe then he gets the Cleveland Clinic. Let&rsquo;s go after the best architect and then the best clinic.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> 10 Buildings that Changed America Archinect 2012-05-10T18:25:00-04:00 >2012-05-11T12:59:18-04:00 <img src="" width="260" height="166" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>A new TV and web production coming to PBS in 2013 about ten influential American buildings that changed the way we live, work, and play.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html>