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Which Building Has the World's Fastest-Moving Elevator?

09:30 - 23 September, 2017
Which Building Has the World's Fastest-Moving Elevator?, via Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat
via Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat

The targeted maximum wait time in office building elevators is 20 seconds—it just feels like 2 minutes when you’re in a rush. But how quickly are the elevators actually moving?

The fastest installed elevator reaches speeds of 67 feet per second (20.5 meters per second), or 46 miles per hour (73.8 kilometers per hour) in the Shanghai Tower. Not only does the Gensler-designed Shanghai Tower boast the fastest elevator, but also the longest continuous run of 1,898 feet of the 2,073-foot tower (578.5 of 632 meters), as revealed in a recent study by the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH). At these speeds, you can reach the 119th floor in 55 seconds.

via Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat via Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat via Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat via Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat + 6

Roof extension of Sylvana Hospital / 2b architectes

09:00 - 23 September, 2017
© Matthieu Gafsou
© Matthieu Gafsou

© Matthieu Gafsou © Matthieu Gafsou © Matthieu Gafsou © Matthieu Gafsou + 42

  • Architects

  • Location

    Épalinges, Switzerland
  • Lead Architects

    Stephanie Bender, Philippe Béboux
  • Design Team

    2b architectes - B.Adam, P.Krecl, C.Alves, F.Köhli, C.Vuurmans, S.Genzoni, Ph.Herkommer, Q.Rosset, R.Pache
  • Area

    1487.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

Competition Entry Imagines Dynamic Library Design for London's Hyde Park

08:00 - 23 September, 2017
Competition Entry Imagines Dynamic Library Design for London's Hyde Park, Courtesy of Michel Kozman
Courtesy of Michel Kozman

Michel Kozman has imagined a light-filled library for Hyde Park as part of the Archasm Hyde Park Library Competition that ran earlier this year. The competition, which attracted 378 registrations, called for “a stimulating and exciting approach towards the design of a library at Hyde Park.” The brief requested consideration be given to modern forms of media, including audiovisual and digital technologies, challenge the traditional library typology and become a zone within the park for knowledge exchange and gathering.

Courtesy of Michel Kozman Courtesy of Michel Kozman Courtesy of Michel Kozman Courtesy of Michel Kozman + 19

IKC de Geluksvogel / UArchitects

05:00 - 23 September, 2017
IKC de Geluksvogel  / UArchitects, East side. Image © Daan Dijkmeijer and UArchitects
East side. Image © Daan Dijkmeijer and UArchitects

South side. Image © Daan Dijkmeijer and UArchitects Head staircase - ground floor direction gym. Image © Daan Dijkmeijer and UArchitects Side from street. Image © Daan Dijkmeijer and UArchitects connection wood. Image © Daan Dijkmeijer and UArchitects + 30

Oscillation / Atelier Vecteur

02:00 - 23 September, 2017
Oscillation  / Atelier Vecteur, © Tim Fox
© Tim Fox

© Tim Fox © Tim Fox © Tim Fox © Tim Fox + 35

  • Architects

  • Location

    Nantes, France
  • Architect in Charge

    Thomas Dalby / Ugo Elzière/ Coline Giardi
  • Area

    80.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

Cultural Center of Beicheng Central Park in Hefei / Shenzhen Huahui Design

22:00 - 22 September, 2017
Cultural Center of Beicheng Central Park in Hefei / Shenzhen Huahui Design, Streetview. Image © Yao Li, Sui Sicong
Streetview. Image © Yao Li, Sui Sicong

“crescent path”. Image © Yao Li, Sui Sicong Wall-corridor. Image © Yao Li, Sui Sicong the entrance hall. Image © Yao Li, Sui Sicong the exhibition hall. Image © Yao Li, Sui Sicong + 30

  • Architects

  • Location

    Beicheng New District, Hefei, Anhui, China
  • Architect in Charge

    Xiao Cheng
  • Project architect

    Yin Shibo, He Qifan, Mao Weiwei
  • Owner

    Hefei Vanke Real Estate Co.,Ltd&& Suzhou New Real Estate Group Co., Ltd
  • Owner management team

    Chen Zhuo, Ren Muyuan, Tan Xiang, Zou Xiang
  • Area

    3400.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs

House I / YDS Architects

20:00 - 22 September, 2017
 House I  / YDS Architects, © Hiroshi Fujimoto/Studio Fuji
© Hiroshi Fujimoto/Studio Fuji

© Hiroshi Fujimoto/Studio Fuji © Hiroshi Fujimoto/Studio Fuji © Hiroshi Fujimoto/Studio Fuji © Hiroshi Fujimoto/Studio Fuji + 26

  • Architects

  • Location

    Kamisu, Japan
  • Architect in Charge

    Yoshitaka Uchino, Mana Muraki
  • Engineers

    Tadasu Abe / Myu Engineering
  • Area

    84.47 m2
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

Inter-Company Restaurant / Atelier Didier Dalmas

19:00 - 22 September, 2017
Inter-Company Restaurant / Atelier Didier Dalmas, © Jérôme Ricolleau
© Jérôme Ricolleau

© Tristan Deschamps © Tristan Deschamps © Jérôme Ricolleau © Jérôme Ricolleau + 22

Weinfelden Fire Station / kit

17:00 - 22 September, 2017
Weinfelden Fire Station / kit, © Ruedi Walti
© Ruedi Walti

© Ruedi Walti © Pit Brunner © Ruedi Walti © Ruedi Walti + 14

Dplus Intertrade Head Office / Pure Architect

15:00 - 22 September, 2017
Dplus Intertrade Head Office / Pure Architect, © Chaovarith Poonphol
© Chaovarith Poonphol

© Chaovarith Poonphol © Chaovarith Poonphol © Chaovarith Poonphol © Chaovarith Poonphol + 52

  • Architects

  • Location

    123 Thanon Nonsi, Khwaeng Chong Nonsi, Khet Yan Nawa, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10120, Thailand
  • Area

    1600.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs

How Narinder Sagoo And Foster + Partners Are Turning Architectural Preconceptions On Their Head (With A Pencil)

14:45 - 22 September, 2017
How Narinder Sagoo And Foster + Partners Are Turning Architectural Preconceptions On Their Head (With A Pencil), © Foster + Partners
© Foster + Partners

This short article, written by the author and critic Jonathan Glancey, coincides with the launch of the inaugural Architecture Drawing Prize – a competition curated by the World Architecture Festival, the Sir John Soane's Museum, and Make. The deadline for the award has been extended to September 25, 2017, and successful entries will be exhibited in both London and Berlin.

For architects, says Narinder Sagoo, Head of Design Communications at Foster + Partners, drawings are about story telling. They are also a highly effective way of raising questions about design projects. Although the history of architecture—certainly since the Italian Renaissance—has been mapped by compelling drawings asserting the primacy, and reflecting the glory, of fully resolved buildings, there is another strain of visualisation that has allowed architects to think through projects free of preconceptions.

© Foster + Partners © Foster + Partners © Foster + Partners © Foster + Partners + 8

Canadian Pavilion at 2018 Venice Biennale to Explore Indigenous Design

14:00 - 22 September, 2017
Canadian Pavilion at 2018 Venice Biennale to Explore Indigenous Design, Canadian Museum of History, Gatineau, Quebec. © <a href='http://https://www.flickr.com/photos/bcymet/6902860395/in/photolist-bvYXUp-fp97EN-foTSUx-SR5BKE-foTZTx-STS7Se-5mFADJ-foTPYa-foTUWn-foU24g-foU1pP-5mGEue-bto67V-hTBwVj-hTCbix-4M3qX-cQAYBf-4abMgJ-pEWi6U-fp9a17-fp95Eu-foTUnZ-foTSmr-fp9i4E-foTYWV-4ufRM8-dHEWaH-hTBvLA-fjwZDY-dHLkCE-6h9e1Q-hTBzZA-dHEVMn-bkXNgx-eJV6N3-fp95Xo-eggaue-yTrRiW-eJVc35-foTVZ4-dHKsSb-fp95iG-fp9fbj-bkXFTa-dHE7ea-ajyBLZ-bkXANz-dejox5-dejoD2-eJP2va'>Flickr user bcymet.</a> Licensed under CC BY-NC 2.0
Canadian Museum of History, Gatineau, Quebec. © Flickr user bcymet. Licensed under CC BY-NC 2.0

The Canada Council of the Arts has selected Indigenous design project UNCEDED to represent Canada at the 2018 Venice Architecture Biennale. Led by Canadian architect Douglas Cardinal, the exhibition will bring attention to and analyze the architecture of Indigenous cultures from across Turtle Island (the Indigenous name for North America). 

Millgrove House / Sanam Samanian

13:00 - 22 September, 2017
Millgrove House / Sanam Samanian, © Toms + McNally Design
© Toms + McNally Design

© Toms + McNally Design © Toms + McNally Design © Toms + McNally Design © Toms + McNally Design + 33

15 Must-See Installations at the 2017 Chicago Architecture Biennial

12:00 - 22 September, 2017

With the 2017 Chicago Architecture Biennial in full swing and open to the public until January 7, 2017, we've scoured the galleries, halls and corridors of the Chicago Cultural Center to bring you our favorite fifteen installations. Documented through the lens of Laurian Ghinitoiu and assembled by our Editorial Team on location, this selection intends to shed light on the breadth, scope and preoccupations of Make New History – the largest architecture event in North America.

© Laurian Ghinitoiu © Laurian Ghinitoiu © Laurian Ghinitoiu © Laurian Ghinitoiu + 45

DesignIntelligence Announces Top Architecture Schools for 2017–2018

11:55 - 22 September, 2017
DesignIntelligence Announces Top Architecture Schools for 2017–2018, Milstein Hall at Cornell University / OMA. Image © Matthew Carbone
Milstein Hall at Cornell University / OMA. Image © Matthew Carbone

Which programs in the United States are best preparing students for a future in the profession? DesignIntelligence emailed architecture and interior design professionals from around the US and asked them to answer this question, using their answers to rank schools from the perspective of those with the power to hire graduates. According to the report, DesignIntelligence surveyed "a total of 2,654 hiring professionals from 1,923 professional practice organizations" in the fields of architecture, landscape architecture, and interior design.

Twix House / Studio RED

11:00 - 22 September, 2017
Twix House / Studio RED, © Ricardo Chaves
© Ricardo Chaves

© Ricardo Chaves © Ricardo Chaves © Ricardo Chaves © Ricardo Chaves + 25

  • Architects

  • Location

    San José, Costa Rica
  • Architects in Charge

    Omar Quesada Arias, Giancarlo Muñoz Ramírez
  • Area

    250.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

The 15 Most Popular Architectural Materials & Products of 2017

09:30 - 22 September, 2017

What are the best construction materials and products on the market? Which are the most popular? Thanks to the activities of our readers, we're beginning to find some answers to these questions. Combining the use of two ArchDaily tools, many of our readers have saved their favorite architectural materials and products—directly from our catalog—into their personalized My ArchDaily folders.

We have investigated the data from the first 6 months of 2017 to identify and share the most popular products from our catalog with you. What do these products have that make them so popular? Would you apply them on your next project?

Museum at Prairiefire / Verner Johnson

09:00 - 22 September, 2017
Museum at Prairiefire / Verner Johnson, © Sam Fentress
© Sam Fentress

© Sam Fentress © Sam Fentress © Sam Fentress © Sam Fentress + 21

  • Architects

  • Location

    Overland Park, KS, United States
  • Lead Architect

    Jonathan kharfen
  • Area

    41000.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs