Exploring nursery schools and childcare facilities from an architectural perspective, this publication provides a cultural-historical account of their development, defines design tasks, and formulates quality standards for playing-learning architecture and environments.
Introduces advanced design concepts, covers international standards for playground design, and showcases the latest designs from around the world by international designers and planners. This forms a strong reference for urban planners, landscape designers and educators in the design field.
School building architecture has greatly gained in pedagogical significance during the last years. This work presents more than 60 international projects which set themselves apart not only with their modern architectural vocabulary, but also with their architects hope of being their contribution to the improvement of educational standards.
Showcases 60 of the most outstanding innovations worldwide in the field of kindergarten. This title covers: Kindergarten in Sighartstein, Austria (Kadawittfeldarchitektur); Els Colors Kindergarten in Barcelona, Spain (RCR Architectes); Taka Tuka Land in Berlin, Germany (Baupiloten); Bubbletecture M in Shiga, Japan (Shuhei Endo); and, more.
Playgrounds are places where children can slide, swing, jump, skate, climb and do all those things which their motor control development requires. This title deals with the international kidscapes and presents some of the most innovative concepts and trends of this area of design.