October 2016 – A Matter of Taste.
How can the elevator be crafted as a stylish addition to the building?
By: Carlo Ferrari
Some elements of building design, such as the elevator, are usually considered from a strictly utilitarian point of view. The elevator must first and foremost provide safe and reliable transportation for the people living and working there. This is why many building designs, although impressive, are not innovative as far as building transportation is concerned. The elevator is treated as a commodity that needs to be provided and not as a design element in and of itself.
In addition to selected U.S. patents, this month includes: