Located in the Spuyten Duyvil neighborhood in the Bronx, New York stands tall a residential building that has recently invested in several building upgrades. 2465 Palisades Avenue is a 7 story cooperative unit that overlooks the Hudson River, nestled away on a quaint roundabout street offering both easy access to city life and a bit of suburbia.
A collaborative effort with the Design and Development team at Nexise and the board members of the unit, brought together a well thought out elevator design that honed in on a simplistic, yet modern feel in a neutral grey tone. The cab door, front and suspended ceiling are in Brushed Stainless Steel and the wall panels are composed of grey wood grain laminate for the upper panels and gunmetal gray metal for the lower panels. In addition to the simplistic choice of color, which gives this cab a modern touch, the detail lies within the aluminum barstock that protrudes the laminate panels giving detail of depth on the panel. The horizontal panels gives the illusion that the cab is larger than it is in reality, which brings a positive psychological affect to riders.
The design focused on math and rectangle shapes and each panel gets slightly larger from the top down. The design was well received by the residents, inspiring a new upgrade to the buildings lobby to mimic the new elevator cab’s theme. Overall the concept and attention to detail gave the end result a unique flair for the passenger’s ride.