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A House From The Future

Date published: March 03 2017

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The designer was asked to consider creative ideas that provide wow factor

The property features a Creston home automation system with Lutron HomeWorks lighting and blind controls. With over 25 audio zones, 16 video zones and 350 lighting circuits, this was a major achievement for NV, especially given the logistical issues of delivering a project of this size over 14 hours away.

The client was familiar with smart houses as this is their third and was a key part of the brief. Wherever possible, NVI were asked to consider creative ideas that could provide wow factor, as entertaining is one of the primary functions of this home. They rose to the challenge and designed solutions that allowed the techology to be hidden when not in use, yet reveal at the touch of the button. All from a simple user interface.

They were tasked to provide bespoke user interfaces for control of the system. This included integration with the wine cellars, allowing the Creston system to keep track of and show information regarding the wines stored. Plan layouts of each floor provide feedback as to room status - showing if the lights or air conditioning have been left on, and the ability to switch off at the touch of a button. Plus, the much used ‘party mode’ feature. These custom designs set the user interaction of this project apart from the usual ‘cookie cutter’ approach used so often.

NVI managed to turn a large, complicated smart home into an easy to use and seamless expereience for the client. 

Designer: Panumas Koi

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