The Siam Smart House, winner of five awards to date. Carried out by our UK based team, the project stands out on so many levels and has received numerous international features and accolades.
The property which is 5 years in the making, features a Crestron 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 NVI, 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 (NVI also look after their UK property) and was a key part of the brief. Wherever possible we were asked to consider creative ideas that could provide wow factor, as entertaining is one of the primary functions of this home. Challenge accepted, we designed solutions that allowed the technology to be hidden when not in use, yet reveal at the touch of a button. All from a simple user interface.
Not content with hidden technology we were tasked to provide bespoke user interfaces for control of the system. This included integration with the wine cellars, allowing the Crestron system to keep track of, and show information regarding the wine 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.
We are tremendously proud of the accomplishment achieved with this project, in light of the challenges faced we turned a large and complicated smart home, into an easy to use and seamless experience for the client.