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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January 13, 2015 |

As of January 1, 2015, Executive Vice President Ryan Mouledous has been named the new President of Broadmoor, LLC, a...

January 12, 2015 |

Offering more than 750 possible NFPA285 compliant wall assemblies, the new web tool allows architects and specifiers...

28th Street Apartments, Koning Eizenberg Architecture Inc. Photo:  Eric Stauden

28th Street Apartments, Koning Eizenberg Architecture Inc. Photo: Eric Staudenmaier

January 12, 2015 | AIA

Bjarke Ingels' Danish Maritime Museum and William Rawn's Cambridge Public Library are among the winning projects.

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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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January 09, 2015 | BD+C Staff

Calatrava reveals that he wanted to retain the “tiny home” feel of the original church building that was destroyed wi...

January 09, 2015 | Associated Builders & Contractors, Inc. 

The U.S. construction industry added 48,000 jobs in December, including 22,800 jobs in nonresidential construction, a...

January 09, 2015 | BD+C Staff

The financial sector has almost no presence in the new tower, with creative and media companies, such as magazine pub...

 

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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Gundersen's 500,000-sf expansion will features a geothermal system. Rendering: A

Gundersen's 500,000-sf expansion will features a geothermal system. Rendering: AECOM

January 08, 2015 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Gundersen Health System, a network of hospitals, medical clinics, and nursing homes in Wisconsin, announced that it i...

Photo: Abderitestatos via Wikimedia Commons

Photo: Abderitestatos via Wikimedia Commons

January 08, 2015 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Insurance industry experts say without federal terrorism reinsurance in place for 2015, resulting canceled property/c...

January 07, 2015 | U.S. Department of Energy

A broadly accepted market definition of zero-energy buildings is foundational to efforts by governments, utilities, o...

Photo: Larry D. Moore CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons

Photo: Larry D. Moore CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons

January 07, 2015 | National Institute of Building Sciences

The report identifies several barriers to investment in such retrofits, such as the costs and complexity associated w...

Plans of where the parks would be located if University of Chicago's bid were ch

Plans of where the parks would be located if University of Chicago's bid were chosen. Image courtesy of the University of Chicag

January 07, 2015 | BD+C Staff

There are two proposed sites for the plan, both owned by the Chicago Park District in Chicago’s South Side, near the...

January 07, 2015 | BD+C Staff

Converting the Astrodome to an urban farm and public park is one of the proposals on the table in Houston, according...

January 06, 2015 | BD+C Staff

The towers will house five- and six- star hotels, as well as apartments, with a total of 614 rooms on the property. ...

Photo: Jdkoenig via Wikimedia Commons

Photo: Jdkoenig via Wikimedia Commons

January 06, 2015 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Two major projects—a new stadium for the Minnesota Vikings NFL team and the city’s Downtown East redevelopment—accoun...

Kroenke Groups owner, billionaire real estate developer Stan Kroenke, is the fi

Kroenke Groups owner, billionaire real estate developer Stan Kroenke, is the first existing NFL owner to control enough land in

January 06, 2015 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Kroenke Group is the latest in a series of high-profile investors that want to bring back pro football to the City of...

January 06, 2015 | BD+C Staff

The plan by Snøhetta and WCIT Architecture features a building that appears square from the outside, but opens at one...

January 05, 2015 | BD+C Staff

Keep this tip sheet handy when preparing your Reconstruction Awards entry, as these are some items on which y...

January 05, 2015 | BD+C Staff

The 2015 Reconstruction Awards recognize the best reconstructed, renovated, or remodeled projects, based on overall d...

January 02, 2015 | BD+C Staff

New York-based designer Xinran Ma has illustrated a New Year's greeting card that assembles pieces of various brutali...

January 02, 2015 | Associated Builders & Contractors Inc. 

Nonresidential construction spending fell 1% on a monthly basis in November, but has still managed to expand 4% on a...

Photo: Geo Swan via Wikimedia Commons

Photo: Geo Swan via Wikimedia Commons

January 02, 2015 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Construction consultant FMI foresees—with some caveats—continuing growth in the office, lodging, and manufacturing se...

Installation of a facade panel system that uses a rainscreen approach to control
December 31, 2014 | Bradley Carmichael, PE, Project Engineer, Hoffmann Architects

Building envelope expert Bradley Carmichael of Hoffmann Architects explains how rainscreen wall systems work and eval...

Renderings courtesy Manica Architecture

Renderings courtesy Manica Architecture

December 31, 2014 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The Golden State Warriors, currently the team with the best record in the National Basketball Association, looks like...

Photo courtesy CBRE Healthcare
December 31, 2014 | Patrick Duke, Managing Director, CBRE Healthcare

Healthcare continues to shift toward Madison Avenue and Silicon Valley as it revamps business practices to focus on c...

Transparent fire-rated entry evokes openness at Johnson & Wales University. Phot
December 30, 2014 | Technical Glass Products

As more students enter the school system each year, designing for fire safety in educational facilities has never bee...

Uptown Bay City transforms a former industrial crane-manufacturing site into vib
December 30, 2014 | Dow Corning

When developers of Uptown Bay City (Bay City, Mich.) began transforming the former industrial site into a mixed-use,...

Photo courtesy MAADI Group
December 29, 2014 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The metal’s flexibility makes the difference in an oil rig footbridge connecting platforms in the West Philippine Sea...

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