An Olympic champion futureproof his design house for the long-term living
World cup winner Johannes Thingnes Bø wanted his new home to be superior in design and practical for all life stages.
- Model: Aritco 4000/ Aritco HomeLift Compact
- Size: 1000 x 1200 mm
- Floors: 3
- Lift color: Black
While an Olympic champion may be different from the typical customer for elevators, TKS Heis received a request from an elite biathlete who was in the process of designing a new three-story house in Kongsvinger. The client, world cup winner Johannes Thingnes Bø with a vision for his new home to be superior in design and practical for all life stages, got introduced by his architect to the idea of having a lift in their home; subsequently, the family began investigating installing a villa elevator.
In the mountainous country of Norway, where the availability of land has decreased in size resulting in smaller lots to build on, the increase in two- or three-story houses connected by stairs has been substantial. However, stairs have posed mobility challenges, particularly for people aging or getting injured. As a result, there has been a growing demand for new builds that can be either built or renovated to facilitate functional everyday living and long-term housing needs.
With long-time knowledge of platform elevators, TKS Heis was well prepared to present a solution to Johannes Thingnes Bø’s housing requests. As a villa elevator is an ideal way to make a house more functional, TKS Heis provided an offer from Aritco’s assortment that harmonized with the distinctive interior style and futureproofing the mobility in the three-story home’s usage.
A home lift installed into the multilevel house proved to be successful for the owners. They could now offer inclusiveness and accessibility for their friends and family, regardless of age or if they were in a wheelchair. Even Johannes has frequently used the elevator in his daily life. When he came home from the Olympics, he took the elevator up to the top floor with all the heavy medals. His training room in the basement also evolved a need to use the lift as his intense training sessions made it difficult to use the stairs afterward for the upper-story shower.
The lift’s design and functionality were crucial for Johannes’ dream house, and TKS Heis was pleased to provide an installation that seamlessly matched the residence’s specific concrete and walnut interior aesthetics.