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Elevator cab Design in the Agile Ecosystem

DuPont Circle Hotel Washington,DC

Smart building methods under the Agile Umbrella promise to user lower energy and carbon footprints and increase user efficiency and value to the community. As a means of vertical transport in upwardly mobile workspaces and residences, elevators form a vital part of the Agile ecosystem. What Does Agile Design Mean for Buildings and Smart Cities […]

Improving Elevator Environments through Digital Technologies

Gordon Building Chantilly, VA

Implementing new digital technologies in elevator systems is more than just about adding more sensors and gadgets. Like with every other product in the era of ‘tech convergence’, elevator design must address questions of user convenience. Making Elevators Easy for the User User convenience is a key part of User Experience design, i.e., incorporating the […]

Catching the fall: How Safe is your Elevator?

RICHMOND CONVENTION CENTER Richmond, VA

Being trapped in enclosed spaces in mid-fall is a fear that a surprisingly large number of people have in common. While modern elevators follow multiple guidelines for safety and structural integrity, fears have been raised that attempts at meeting rising office space and energy prices may be taking away from safety features in elevator cab […]

Five Ways to Enhance Enclosed Spaces in Elevator Cab Interior Design

Phoenix Park Hotel Washington, DC

There is, perhaps, no more enclosed space in a building than the elevator cab. Enclosed spaces can lead to a feeling of being trapped, helpless, cramped and congested. An elevator is the last place you would want to be in an earthquake. This calls for a case to revise current designs that have focused overwhelmingly […]

Get Into the Green Scene

Indoor Hotel View

Society today has become aware of the need to include environmentally friendly materials into our buildings. The use of recycled and re-purposed products helps not only our environment but our health as well. Today’s products are available using less chemicals, like formaldehyde and volatile solvents, in the fabrication process. Durable, Sustainable, Healthier… a few of […]

Matte-Black: Don’t be Afraid of the Dark!

Three Elevator Doors

Black is such a timeless color that can be paired with wide varieties of colors, designs, and materials. Within the last year, matte-black has made an even bigger impact in interior design with its simple, contemporary look. If the idea of adding black to a small space, like an elevator, seems a bit intimidating, rest […]