Architect, Jerram Tocker Barron Ltd had some very specific ideas for their lift for Pics Peanut Butter World, and it was a project that Allan and the team at Powerglide Elevators were excited to take a look at.
The brief looked for a heavily customised steampunk-themed elevator with walls made of steel mesh, interesting lighting — all designed to fit inside a spiral stairwell. The clients also wanted to hide the majority of the mechanics, which are traditionally hidden by solid walls.
Watch the video to see how this seemingly nutty idea came to life...
“Powerglide’s solution has given us an extremely simple and affordable machine that is easy to use and has proved extremely reliable," says Pic Picot, Pic's Peanut Butter. “I am looking forward to installing a Powerglide elevator in my new home and am happy to recommend this product to anyone considering a residential or light commercial elevator.”
Location: Nelson, New Zealand
Powerglide Elevator specs: 1400 x 1400mm, commercial disabled access compliant
Manufacture time: 3 weeks
Install time: 4 days approx
Architect: Jerram Tocker Barron Ltd
Building Contractor: Coman Construction Ltd
Photographer: Jason Mann