ARIDO Award: Elevator Cabs
The challenge of this elevator cab redesign was to create a mobile portal between a well-aged ground floor lobby that would seamlessly integrate with each of the floors above.
Interior Designers: Michel Arcand, ARIDO; Donald Parker, ARIDO
Design Firm: IN8 Design Inc.
Design Team: Gillian Gregory, ARIDO
Photographer: Tom Arban Photography Inc.
In this vast project with a tiny footprint, everything from technology, lighting, mood, and the rider’s experience needed to be considered. Taking inspiration from two major pieces of art in the ground floor lobby, the design team mounted 869 birds per cab on backlit Corian panels, alluding to the ascent of cab passengers.
All other spaces in the cab are covered with lightweight porcelain slabs, and introduce appropriate levels of contrast for people with vision loss. Each cab was also upgraded with new control technology to enhance the experience and reduce travel time.
Taking colour and pattern to build a world of whimsy
Our clients, a young fun couple, loved the layout of their new condo located in the epicentre of culture and nightlife in downtown Toronto, but they were not in love with the boring and cookie cutter ...