BEST DIGITAL HOME 2008
This 400-meter single-family house located in a cove on the Balearic Islands is undoubtedly one of the most representative projects of design and technology in Spain.
Once again, the union between the architecture of Pilar Briales and the integration of Smart Business has produced a work of art. An exclusive design of lighting control, furniture and technological infrastructure, manage to give this project a unique singularity that is undoubtedly among the best in Europe.
According to Sergio Rojas, Director of Smart Business, “What I like the most about this installation is the prominence that we have given to architecture with lighting design, the elimination of access boxes, reducing the number of keyboards and keypads…. each technological element has as its purpose not only the comfort of its inhabitants but also to enhance the beauty of the house”
Among the most representative details are the planning of the project carried out by the Smart Business technical team, achieving, among other things, not having any “visible” connection box in the home, great flexibility and dynamism in its infrastructure, similar to the Smart commercial buildings.
The project has: a Homeworks Series 8 system for lighting and motor control, Hitachi climate control, Caddx Intrusion Alarm, irrigation controller, Home Cinema Hi-Fi, 6-zone IP audio multiroom and touch screens in each of the rooms. It also has automatic windows, which are integrated with the control system, allowing optimization of the air conditioning system installed in the house.
From the touch screens you can control and view each of the audio sources, the ability to intelligently regulate the volume of all the zones with a single button, search by album cover, artist, album, genre, etc. They also allow intercommunication between the different rooms, for example to notify that dinner is ready.
The user can easily make the audio zones that he wants at a given moment behave as a single zone, such as when he wants to have a meeting or party at home. Likewise, with the push of a button, you can put the lights in the room for the “mood” of dinner, or the Fiber Optic in a spectacular sequence for a private beach party.
More than 30 blinds and curtains, 90 fully controlled lighting circuits ensure that nights in this house do not go unnoticed. All controlled by a Lutron Homeworks system
The different systems have been installed in such a way that the user has redundant control over their equipment. In this way, if the touch screens fail, the user can continue to control their lighting through the Lutron keypads or the alarm through the Caddx keypads.
The house has a dedicated room for home theater, made up of the best control and HiFi components: JVC Dyla projector, Imerge Audio Server, built-in B&W speakers and motorized rear speakers that manage to give the perfect sound depending on the uses of the the room: film screening, music session, reading, etc. .
And being a second home, security is very important. The Caddx alarm center is not only connected to the alarm monitoring center on the island, but also notifies the owner of the intrusion via SMS. Also, user can arm/disarm the system remotely from his phone.
Technology at the service of architecture.