5 key factors that architects, interior designers, and homeowners should consider when designing a luxury home or high-end commercial building with a custom elevator are pointed out within this blog. A prominent piece of equipment in the construction of dream homes or buildings is the use of custom and luxury elevators. Several crucial elements must be taken into account for custom elevator design that can be the main feature of the building and add significant value to the overall design.
The design of the space for a luxury custom commercial elevator or a home lift layout will play an essential role in transforming the elevator from an unseemly system hidden in one corner of a house or building into the first feature of a luxury home or a brand Store, making the building stand out from the rest. A high-end elevator could be considered a luxury car that sits inside the house instead of the parking lot, portraying an absolute visual beauty to the space. From the perspective of interior decoration, a circular elevator, for example, with the particular configuration of the glass and the visibility of it, not only will you enjoy the aesthetic appearance of the elevator but a magnificent view of nature or an ocean view, if it is a beach home. So, instead of placing an ordinary elevator in a closed space in the building, a very luxurious, full glass round elevator or a square design can be placed in the middle of the building or beside a decorative staircase that everybody could observe and appreciate.
Another key factor to consider when designing a luxury home or shopping mall with a custom elevator is lighting. The lighting in the elevator cabin and shaft could be a flat light in the floor or ceiling or highly focused light, designed to direct vision towards the focal points. Also, in the case of a full glass elevator, natural lighting can come from the glass ceiling. Accent lighting is a way to add style and grace to your home or building. These lights can illuminate parts of the house, including the elevator you want to display beautifully, while other parts are in the shade. Focused light can be used to highlight the beauty of your home or building’s elevator.
The accent light creates a captivating atmosphere and evokes the sense of impact and importance of the images displayed. This type of lighting is used in museums, historic buildings, and art exhibitions. Spotlights, such as halogens, are often used to illuminate the elevator roof, and surface lights can be used on the elevator floor using opaque glass or unique stones.
Architectural lighting is just as important as the architecture itself. Using different materials, colors, and textures with varying types of lighting such as Swarovski crystal lighting can affect the way people feel and how they experience a space. Whether it’s natural or artificial light, it enables us to appreciate the elevator and notice aspects we might not have seen without lighting. Next time you are in a museum, office building, library, sporting arena, etc., take a minute to observe the lighting and how it interacts and adds value to the architecture.
A custom elevator shaft for a luxury glass elevator or a classic birdcage lift, for example, should be designed to create a smooth and elegant space based on the modern or traditional design of a house or commercial building. For example, a classic building can be designed and built with a gorgeous shaft using glass, wrought iron, or colored stainless steel. A home reflects the owner’s distinctive style and persona, and elegance is portrayed through quality, craftsmanship, and detail. Whether the shaft is glass or wrought iron, the elevator should bring about the feeling of old-world charm and creates a dramatic first impression. Incorporating a classic ornamental iron design in the shaft or a modern, more simplistic design that captures the aesthetic of the home or for example, a hotel’s architectural and interior design is essential.
Custom elevator architecture is another key factor to consider when designing a luxury home or commercial project with a custom elevator. Like all other building spaces, the elevator should also have harmony and integrity with the overall concept of architectural design as well as other building elements. When thousands of dollars are spent on a project to provide building materials such as cabinets, stone, etc., an elevator with a unique architectural design can be a key feature in expressing the concept of building design, an eye-catching element throughout the project. Due to the nature of the elevator, which looks like a luxury car, enhancing the architectural design of the lift will not only improve the attractiveness and value of the project but will provide comfort to the residents or owners of the building as well.
Material selection is one of the most important key factors for designing a luxury home or building with a custom elevator.
Flat and curved glass are excellent materials for a luxury elevator. The visual merging of living space and nature generates a pleasant and roomy atmosphere. The material meets today’s generation’s desire for more transparency: A 360° view outward as well as inward lends a sense of space to any area. Exceptional design concepts are possible with glass cabs, such as our custom elevator project in the Museum of Modern Art, featuring a circular elevator with ultra-clear safety laminated curved glass that is beautifully centered in the middle of the museum, leaving a spacious feeling achieved by the panoramic elevator design. Our exclusive under platform door operator, “Galaxy”, is used to eliminate all the components on the top of the cab, leaving a flush clean glass ceiling.
Wood veneer is an excellent option for your home elevator design, combining exceptional durability with the warmth and charm of real wood, allowing you to create the look and feel that suits your interiors.
With a wide variety of veneers to choose from such as oak, white oak, birch, walnut, cherry wood etc.., the options are limitless. You can apply them in elevator cab design as well as elevator shaft.
Stainless steel is a great choice of material in a custom home or a shopping mall elevator. Stainless steel, by nature, creates character, lighting effects, product longevity, and durability. The quality and neatness of colored or patterned stainless steel increasingly fascinate the architects and interior designers. Besides, these materials do not succumb to the effects of damage from exposure to heat, chemical, or water damage. Characteristics such as these make stainless steel not only the perfect match for elevator manufacturing but the quality also makes it a very hygienic material. Stainless Steel is also an environmentally sustainable choice, being it completely recyclable.
Another characteristic of stainless steel is its extreme versatility. The wide variety of standard and custom shapes can be used to create nearly every component of an elevator. Using stainless steel in your elevator construction provides for, scratch resistant, durable, and anti-graffiti lift doors, cabins, and architraves. Also, stainless steel helps to reduce the carbon footprint on the environment, stainless steel alloy is almost 100 percent recyclable. Its lightweight nature makes stainless easy to transport and to erect quickly, making it the material of choice in elevator architecture. A diverse range of stainless steel is available to accommodate any designer’s unique vision, from durable patterned finishes to the flat surface finishes with a choice of either satin, mirror, super mirror polishes, Vortex and Granex finishes on natural stainless steel. This can also be applied to colored stainless steel. These treatments can be combined, and further processes applied with a range of patterned Metal Art finishes for the following areas:
Powder coating is a great option that gives homeowners or builders the opportunity to customize the color of the cab frame to match the existing building color scheme. Powder coating is
the finish choice for many projects that are looking for a superior, colorful, long-lasting, and durable finish on architectural applications. The powder coating makes the cab scratch-resistant, improves gloss retention, and it has quality weather ability. To decide the best powder coating colors for your cab, you can look at actual powder coated chips, and see which ones will best fit with your home interior design. You’ll have an unlimited range in color options, finishes, glosses, and textures for your lift. This decorative and protective finish can be used on a wide range of materials. Every architectural piece of the elevator is finished by hand with artistically applied colorants and glazes. Metal is a natural material and as such, has variations in grain, color, tone, feel, and weight. Therefore, natural variations in these characteristics are unavoidable and help make your product unique. Every attempt is made to match our standard finishes, but slight variations will occur.
Make Roys Rise custom elevators a part of your next renovation or new architectural build. Our knowledgeable and professional designers and engineers partner with every one of our customers to create elevators that are unique and luxurious. Find out more about us and get in touch today to see how our luxury elevators can make a big difference in the look of a building’s architecture.