Posts in Custom Elevator
Rem Koolhaas' Stacked and Staggered Library Rethinks Wayfinding

Rem Koolhaas' stacked and staggered public library is an eleven story monument to public space and level transition in downtown Seattle. Celebrated for its brilliant planning, the architects solution for an urban library has more to do with exploration than it does books and records.

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Eiffel Tower Elevator

Equipping the Eiffel Tower with safe passenger lifts was a major concern of the government commission overseeing the Paris Exposition. Although some visitors could be expected to climb to the first level, or even the second, lifts clearly had to be the main means of ascent.

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Restoration Hardware Takes Luxury Retail to the Next Level

Entering Restoration Hardwares massive New York store, guests will discover a soaring central atrium with a high-speed glass elevator as the central showpiece that transports visitors up to the skylit rooftop park. “It wasn’t the internet that killed retail stores; it was a lack of imagination and investment,” explains CEO Gary Friedman.

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25 Creative Elevator Designs That Changed Everything

Elevator design is not something many people think of. Even professional architects, urban planners and designers overlook their significance to modern buildings and cities as a whole. Over the past decade our team of vertical transportation specialists has worked to elevate the narrative around these little spaces in a big way.

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Foster School of Business boldly brands their elevator!

The 'CHANGE' elevator intervention, envisioned by designers Kristine Matthews and Karen Cheng, both on the faculty at the University of Washington resulted in a unique collaboration between art and business—two distinctly contrasting disciplines. The result, a custom elevator installation that allow riders to reflect upon the dynamic relationship between business and change.

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Featured Elevator Atrium on Bay | Yonge & Dundas - Toronto

Originally opened in 1979, the Atrium on Bay features OTIS panoramic traction elevators overlooking a 14 storey atrium. The building takes up most of the block bounded by Yonge, Dundas, Bay, and Edward Streets in Toronto's Commercial heart, just north of the Eaton Centre. 

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Featured Elevator Toronto Eatons Centre | 220 Yonge St - Toronto

Designed by Eberhard Zeidler and Bregman + Hamann Architects as a multi-levelled, vaulted glass-ceiling galleria, modelled after the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II in Milan, Italy, the Toronto Eatons Centre is a one of a kind mall in downtown Toronto.

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Harbour View Estates | 35 Mariner Terrace - Toronto

Nuzzled beneath the CN Tower in downtown Toronto, Harbour View Estates is set's the golden standard for Condominium Design. The community is composed of four towers, town houses, and one of Toronto's largest private recreational facility.

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55 King St W | Kitchener, ON.

By capturing key features and bringing them directly into the elevator reduced the amount of decorative materials in the building subsequently celebrating the original architectural intent. Natural granite columns anchor the corners of the elevator to the buildings exterior in both elevator designs.

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The Balfour Building | 119 Spadina Ave - Toronto

The Balfour Building is one of Toronto's lasting piece of Art Deco architecture owned and maintained by WTF Group. Their dedication to preservation and heritage inspired this custom wall graphic recreating the architectural elevations by Jewish Architect Benjamin Brown. 

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How do Elevators Work

el·e·va·tor /ˈeləˌvādər/ noun

  1. a platform or compartment housed in a shaft for raising and lowering people or things to different floors or levels. "in the elevator she pressed the button for the lobby"

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Museum for Architectural Drawing

The Museum of Architectural Drawing is designed to house and exhibit the collections of the Sergei Choban Foundation, founded in 2009 with the aim of popularizing the art of architectural drawing. For the construction of the Museum of Architectural Drawing, the city authorities of Berlin allocated a small area, formerly occupied by a one-story factory garage building. 

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