A large home, consisting of eight bedrooms, seven bathrooms, and several different lighting load types, was the main challenge posed by this project. Large spaces can sometimes cause a problem for lighting control applications, because they require a system powerful enough to not only control a lot of loads but several load types as well.
The Legrand team needed to find a space that fit their needs—or, ideally, one they could tailor to their own specifications. They got what they were looking for in the Pleasant Grove site.
Daylighting was a key feature attracting Legrand to the new building, as it benefits from an abundance of natural light. The original architect paid tribute to the great Utah outdoors by incorporating glass walls, and structural bracing was moved inside to allow nature to flow into the space. While posing certain challenges, this design preserved the magnificent views, and employees love the natural light and connection to the outdoors.
As a bonus, the space provided the perfect setting for integrated lighting and shading control for daylight harvesting.
As interest and participation in the stargazing sessions grew, the park decided to upgrade their lighting control system to be able to turn off (or dim) pole lighting in the parking lots and dim walking path lighting systems to better accommodate the evening sessions.
The homeowner is a lighting specifier. They wanted to specify a wide range of types of lighting (LED, incandescent, forward phase, reverse phase, etc.) They also wanted a single interface to control their entire home including kitchen and butler’s kitchen, wine room, personal and gathering spaces, 8 fireplaces, 8 automated 15’ x 8’ sliding glass doors, indoor/outdoor bar and patio, pool/spa and hot tub, pool LED’s, music, etc.
When the Elways were looking for a reliable, wireless, automated lighting system for their 15,000 square foot home in Couer d’Alene, Idaho, energy saving with single button control and convenience were their main focus, with an emphasis on dramatic lighting scenarios and simple controls. There was no question where they’d go for a solution. Their experience with Vantage in their Colorado home paved the way for the new system.
Located in Wyoming’s scenic Black Hills, The Wyoming Club’s luxurious residences offer members a four-season club lifestyle within the unsettled west. To deliver the experience a home automation system is a pure necessity. However, multiple challenges present themselves with the demand for a system that is able to fulfill the needs of more than one resident, is easily navigated, and blends with the beautiful aesthetics of the Club’s homes.
This Roanoke Valley, VA retreat is a beautiful lake front home that sprawls along the shore of Smith Mountain Lake with 11,000 sq. ft. of luxury residence. The homeowners’ primary challenge was to easily control lighting, shading, audio, security, cameras, video and other subsystems from a single interface. In addition the home gets used under a wide variety of circumstances. The homeowners maybe at home alone or entertaining their large family or hosting corporate guests. With the complex control environment the home owners required concise user interfaces that allowed for a combination of specific room and mobile device control with remote access of all the sub-systems across the property. The owners needed an interface that was easy for guests to use and enjoy.
This stunning luxury penthouse in Lower Manhattan’s famed Tribeca neighborhood began as a gutted space in need of a comprehensive floor-to-ceiling remodel. The area required a complete retrofit solution that blended the contemporary styling of architect Leopoldo Rosati with the type of onetouch control experience favored by New York City’s elite homebuyers. Vantage’s potent InFusion system and family of elegant, easy-to-install user interfaces made it the clear choice for this project.
The homeowners were seeking a solution that allowed them to control multiple energy sources in a “net zero” home. A home is classified as “net zero” when the amount of energy provided by on-site renewable energy sources is equal to the amount of energy consumed by the home. This residence features geothermal heating throughout the home and a solar/electric water heater. Vantage was tasked with developing a platform that provides control for the home’s renewable systems in addition to implementing energy-reducing solutions for traditional electrical components.
This architecturally designed home sits nestled in a prime waterfront location and offers stunning panoramic vistas. Therefore, the homeowners desired a technically advanced automation system that wouldn’t detract from the minimalistic design and picturesque views. The home is split over three levels, so automation was desired for lighting, security, audio/video, access, and heating systems to prevent the homeowners from traversing the cavernous space and manually activating each device. Finally, as the clients planned to spend months overseas, one-touch shutdown and remote management options were needed to make their trips as convenient and worry-free as possible.
This New Zealand home presented a few unique challenges for Vantage. With the homeowners doubling as project manager and interior designer, any automation solution had to not only function flawlessly but seamlessly blend with the custom aesthetic. Additionally, the home’s massive collection of third-party devices – lighting, underfloor heating, motorized blinds, audio and video distribution, and security systems – needed to integrate with the overall automation backbone.
The residence is appointed with luxury furnishings, antiques and art work that required a precise yet dynamic lighting control solution along with integration of audio, video and shading. The initial challenge was to establish a lighting vocabulary consistent with the design including down lighting, wall wash and accent lighting. Discrete, small aperture fixtures were selected to keep the lighting from calling attention to itself. Due to the number of art pieces and the desire of the homeowners for a really warm feeling, energy efficient infrared coated low-voltage halogen lamps were selected. With the complex control environment the home owners required concise user interfaces that allowed for a combination of specific room control and mobile device control of all the sub-systems across the property
John Elway has embraced the evolution of new technology as it has progressed for the last 25 years. The Elway’s home is 30 years old, a reliable wireless system was required to control 175 loads in their 15,000 square foot home. Energy saving with single button control and convenience were also key factors; with an emphasis on dramatic lighting scenarios and simple controls.
Homeowner sought to be the first residence in Napa Valley, California to achieve LEED Platinum status – the highest rating awarded by the United States Green Building Council for residential and commercial construction. The home, originally built in 1956, would require substantial remodeling to meet the LEED goals.
This existing home in the Hollywood Hills already contained a hard-wired network, but did not include wireless access. Audio and video sharing had been pre-wired but equipment had not been installed throughout the luxurious interior and exterior. With seven televisions, including one outside, distribution of HD satellite receivers was necessary. An outdoor entertaining area, including a rooftop patio, required the ability to control audio sources and volume.
This is a beautiful condominium near the Bay Bridge in San Francisco. The colors include red lacquer, crystal blue, liquid orange and brushed aluminum. The homeowner discovered Bticino Axolute in an architectural magazine and visited the San Francisco Vantage/Bticino showroom. The new project was already completed with a system in place provided by a competitor.
This home offers a picturesque view of Lake Ontario along with a unique opportunity to see the Vantage Hybrid system design integrated into a project design. The homeowner, an Interior Designer, wanted to create a timeless beautiful home for her family while facilitating green energy. The home’s impressive size, complex geothermal heating and cooling system, custom lighting, dual irrigation systems, security and audio/video components had to be integrated together with a simplistic method of control. A generator providing emergency power also needed to be included. Initially the Vantage system controlled the main rooms of the home and integrated the house features seamlessly. After living with the system in the main areas for 2 yrs the remaining areas of the home were added to the Vantage system using RF Scenepoint Dimmers, existing Keypads were updated to new backlit engraved button styles.
The five newly-built villas are located at Mashan Island of Lake Taihu, a national 5A scenic spot where the Lingshan Buddha, Dragon Head islet and Mashan International Golf Club can be viewed from the villas. Due to the size and prestigious nature of the villas, the owner felt a need for an automated solution. The solution needed to include the ability to handle multiple climate applications (floor heating, air conditioning), full audio and entertainment integration, as well as lighting scenes.
Casa Tres Soles is a beautiful upscale oceanfront home that sprawls along the Pacific Ocean seashore in Punta Mita, near Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. With 18,000 sq. ft. of luxury residence and over 20,000 sq. ft. of terraces, gardens, paths and patios. The homeowner’s main challenge was to effectively control lighting, shading, audio and other subsystems with simple operation. The owner was using premium materials in cabling, etc. and wanted a compatible system that offered robust equipment and excellent performance in an aggressive beach front environment that could withstand environmental effects.
This is a new home. One of the family members has a disability and is confined to a wheelchair. The challenge was to create a universally accessible environment with complete home control including lighting, comfort and all entertainment functions.
Hyatt Place is an upscale, select-service brand that is differentiated from its competitors by its modern product design, smart features, relaxed service model, and fresh aesthetic. The Hyatt Place at Thanksgiving Point is located near the foothills of Traverse Mountain, South of Salt Lake City, Utah.
This property was originally specified with a lighting control system in the lobby, dining room, and parking lot, but the requirement for precise dimming, astronomically timed sequences of events, and a user friendly interface for hotel staff drove the need for an architectural dimming solution. Low voltage light was specified, and the UI needed to be intuitive enough to allow staff to navigate it easily and utilize it to its fullest ability.
Install a Vantage system in an existing office space with a full time staff working daily. The installation could not inconvenience the staff nor interrupt the daily work routine. In addition, Tomaro Architecture had specified Vantage on a number of previous projects under the tenet that the systems were user friendly, so the system had to highlight the simplicity that Neil Splonskowski’s Lighting Design has built into previous systems.
The nFuse restaurant and bar in the Anaheim Marriott were recently re-modeled with new LED lighting and an updated ambiance. Management was looking for an interface for staff to easily control the various scenes required throughout the day - for example clean, daytime, nighttime, and all off.
The 32nd floor conferencing facility at the Manchester Grand Hyatt in San Diego, California had a patchwork of different systems, including independent controls, dimming, and AV systems. The customer reported that the independent systems had trouble communicating well with one another. In addition, the hotel’s 32nd floor is a multi-use conference facility requiring a smart system that was capable of adapting to the complex ‘divide and combine’ potential room setup configurations. Finally, the Hyatt was looking for a system that could be expanded to provide shade and A/V control in addition to the other systems.
Vantage was tasked with developing a system that could control a pair of cutting edge presidential suites at the prestigious Costa Navarino Dunes hotel in Greece. The client sought out a high-end home automation solution that would provide his guests with the luxury and ease-of-use to which they are accustomed. The project had to be completed in a short window of time, creating an additional challenge for the Vantage dealer.
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