Polish architect designs modular ‘kids city’ kindergarten using shipping container frames

The complex will be filled with terraces and gardens where children can learn basic biology. All renderings courtesy Adam Wiercinski Architecture.

K-12 Schools | February 25, 2015 | BD+C Staff

Forget the retrofit of a shipping container into a building for one moment. Designboom showcases the plans of Polish architect Adam Wiercinski to use just the recycled frames of containers to construct a “kids city.”

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November 19, 2014 | U.S. Census Bureau

About 4.2 million households, or 3% of all households, contained both grandchildren under 18 and their grandparents i...

UC Boulder, Coors Event Center  290.44 kW. Photo: Panasonic Eco Solutions
November 19, 2014 | Panasonic Eco Solutions Sponsored Content

A historically progressive campus known as a leader in climate and energy research, the University of Colorado Boulde...

Photo: Dave_7 via Wikimedia Commons

Photo: Dave_7 via Wikimedia Commons

November 19, 2014 | AIA

Headed by the continued strength in the multifamily residential market and the emerging growth for institutional proj...

What do our builders want? From my standpoint, they want faster more accurate deliverables. They want their drawings more complete, and they want their steel delivered on time and correctly detailed.

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An example of Aons Construction Risk Map, which the portal updates regularly to

An example of Aons Construction Risk Map, which the portal updates regularly to provide clients with insights into where the bu

November 18, 2014 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The new interactive tool from Aon Risk Solutions provides real-time updates pertaining to the risk climate of municip...

November 18, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The airport is expected to serve 90 million passengers a year on the opening of the first phase, and more than 150 mi...

November 18, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Backed by billionaire Barry Diller, the $170 million "floating park" is planned for the Hudson River, and will contai...

 

Morton Buildings is the national leader in custom post-frame construction. With an expansive network of resources and an ongoing commitment to innovation within the industry, Morton has earned its reputation that has lasted for generations.

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November 17, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Researchers at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) have developed a way for 3D printed me...

Photo: AAMA

Photo: AAMA

November 17, 2014 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

This document provides a guide for manufacturers, architects/specifiers, contractors, and building owners for specify...

525kW BIPV CoolPly commercial roofing system which provides clean energy to the

525kW BIPV CoolPly commercial roofing system which provides clean energy to the Patriots Place Complex adjacent to the Gillette

November 17, 2014 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

National Roofing Contractors Association has released LEED v4: Roofing-related Provisions, a document that examines t...

One of the largest PV installations in the country, thin-film solar laminate pan
November 17, 2014 | BY C.C. Sullivan and Barbara Horwitz-Bennett

This course, worth 1.0 AIA HSW learning unit, provides expert advice on how to make a roof last as long as possible,...

Vermonts state-of-the-art public safety facility includes unique biosafety labs

Vermonts state-of-the-art public safety facility includes unique biosafety labs that rely on complicated mechanical systems to

November 17, 2014 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The laboratory will be used to perform a wide range of analyses to detect biological, toxicological, chemical, and ra...

November 17, 2014 | Goettsch Partners

The triangular shape of the 44-story tower ensures that all bays receive southern light and views of the Yellow Sea....

November 17, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The winning scheme by Seoul-based Designcamp Moonpark features a dramatic folded facade that takes visual cues from t...

On the Kunming Junfa Dongfeng Square project in Kunming City, China, architects
November 17, 2014 | David Barista, Editor-in-Chief

By harnessing natural ventilation, Building Teams can achieve a tremendous reduction in energy use and increase in oc...

Water infiltration testing of an installed window prior to installation of adjac
November 17, 2014 | Emily Hopps and Peter Babaian, Simpson Gumpertz & Heger

Simpson Gumpertz & Heger's Emily Hopps and Peter Babaian offer strategies to help Building Teams sort through the...

November 14, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The centerpiece of the proposed plan is the revitalization of the iconic Smithsonian castle.

In a video announcement released by Haskell, three business leaders at Haskell a

In a video announcement released by Haskell, three business leaders at Haskell and FreemanWhite discuss the acquisition (l. to r

November 14, 2014 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The combination expands Haskell’s geographic presence by adding FreemanWhite’s offices in Chicago, Charlotte, Nashvil...

Photo: Leeotong via Wikimedia Commons

Photo: Leeotong via Wikimedia Commons

November 14, 2014 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Former U.S. Treasury Secretary Hank Paulson is today focused on making new construction in China more energy efficien...

San Francisco, photographed northwards from the Coit Tower with Alcatraz in the

San Francisco, photographed northwards from the Coit Tower with Alcatraz in the background. Photo: Even Thorbergsen via Wikimedi

November 14, 2014 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

California’s comprehensive new water use plan makes conservation a priority, reinforcing a 2009 plan to reduce statew...

Map: U.S. Army

Map: U.S. Army

November 14, 2014 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

The U.S Army's ambitious net-zero initiative has had several successful pilot trials, and planners are prepared to ex...

A student bedroom at the College of Wooster (Ohio) capitalizes on 12-foot-high c
November 14, 2014 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

In a recent workshop with 62 college students, architects from Little explored the changing habits and preferences of...

November 14, 2014 | Gensler

The 175,000-sf extension includes the conversion of three existing gates to international swing gates, and the additi...

Every aspect of the Centerlocation, materials, utilities, operation and usemee

Every aspect of the Centerlocation, materials, utilities, operation and usemeets the strictest environmental standards. Photo

November 12, 2014 | SmithGroupJJR

More than a decade after opening its groundbreaking Philip Merrill Environmental Center, the group is back at it with...

November 12, 2014 | USGBC

The new additions, from India, Costa Rica, Trinidad and Tobago, Kazakhstan, Hungary and Mexico, bring the total numbe...

November 12, 2014 | BD+C Staff

A new list of America's 20 biggest boomtowns shows Houston on top, with New York City close behind, followed by Dalla...

November 12, 2014 | BD+C Staff

David Chipperfield and Valentiny are among the finalists for a new concert hall being built to commemorate Beethoven’...

November 11, 2014 | BD+C Staff

In his latest series, Federico Babina illustrated 17 iconic Hollywood personalities, from Marilyn Monroe to Michael C...

Renderings courtesy RPBW

Renderings courtesy RPBW

November 11, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Renzo Piano Building Workshop has been granted planning approval for its residential building at London Bridge Quarte...

At Coastline Community Colleges Newport Beach (Calif.) Campus, the Building Tea
November 10, 2014 | C.C. Sullivan and Barbara Horwitz-Bennett, Contributing Editors

Providing more comfortable conditions to building occupants has become a top priority in today’s interior designs. Th...

While the exposed ceiling look is popular in todays commercial office spaces, s
November 10, 2014 | Bill Stangeland, McGuire Engineers, Chicago

Although architecturally appealing, exposed ceilings can create unwanted drafts and airflow problems if not engineere...

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