Host Stephen Chung talks to structural engineer Paul Kassabian of Simpson Gumpertz & Heger about the enormous steel trusses that are a signature design element of the Dallas Cowboys football stadium. From season 1, episode 1: Performance Spaces, which also features Kansas City’s Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, by Safdie Architects; and the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, by SHoP Architects.
Cool Spaces! The Best New Architecture features some of the 21st century’s most provocative and innovative public space architecture in North America. Each hour-long episode is organized around a central building typology theme — such as Performance Spaces or Art Spaces — and profiles three buildings. Kansas City buildings feature prominently this season, both in Performance Spaces (Episode 1) featuring the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts and Art Spaces (Episode 3), featuring the Bloch Building at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art.
Watch Tuesdays in May at 10pm on KCPT.