Best Integrated Home (under £100,000)
Winner: Lifestyle Technologies for Smart Contemporary Living
A very liveable space, which delivers on every level with regards to the integration of the technology
The combination of formal and informal settings was required in this new build project, and resulted in Lifestyle Technologies collaborating with an interior designer to provide the perfect blend of technology and design.
The first stage saw Lifestyle Technologies design a control system which included Lutron HomeWorks QS for lighting, Crestron thermostats for heating, and a Coolmaster interface for cooling.
The second stage was focussed on the entertainment element. Lifestyle Technologies provided 11 individual listening zones, including invisible speakers in the formal areas of the house and stylish environmental speakers featured on the veranda and in the pool area, to allow for a party atmosphere. The same kind of thought was given to the lighting, and pre-sets were arranged for different areas in the house. An astronomic time clock system automatically adjusts the lighting and blinds for different times in the day.
In the basement, a Vivitek HD projector and a 92” motorised screen, Audica LCR soundbar, Cabasse satellite speakers and subwoofer provide the client with a cinematic experience, while a TV behind the projector screen provides more casual viewing.
The specified products, placement and installation all contributed to Lifestyle Technologies meeting the client’s brief. Also, the strategic placement and sophisticated GUI programming was self-explanatory and only a few minutes of training was enough to bring the client up to speed with the system.