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.
The Ronald McDonald House supports families of severely ill children by providing them a place to live near the hospital where their child is undergoing treatment. Many of these families are under a lot of stress—either having to relocate their lives temporarily or commute long distances frequently. While the Ronald McDonald House provides everything it can to these families; the demands are such that additional assistance is always welcome.
The hotel management team rolled out a new hotel management system to optimize the quality of the guest experience. In combination with the Vantage system this enables automation of room amenities such as lighting and curtains and allows related relevant information to be passed on to the staff. The InterContinental Group chose the Vantage InFusion system on account of its performance and stability. The team also was enthusiastic about the elegant style and high-quality finishing of the keypads. In each of the 43 luxury suites there is a compact equipment compartment, concealed from the guests, that houses the necessary dimmers and relays. This keeps the cable lengths short, and it allows maintenance staff to perform their tasks without blocking the corridor.
NEMA (National Electrical Manufacturers Association) recently renovated its conference facility and office areas in Washington, D.C. The goal was to remodel the association’s 6,000 square foot conference center and provide two main conference rooms with the ability to partition each into two smaller conference rooms. Advanced automation and audio video equipment technology needed to automatically adapt to the multiple conference room configurations with a simple interface for presenters coming from all over the United States and the world. Each room provides integrated audio/visual systems, wireless internet and teleconferencing capability and a 90” LED screen. Legrand businesses including Vantage, WattStopper, Wiremold and Pass & Seymour delivered wiring devices, lighting control, audio/video conferencing and integration with MechoShade, the project includes Equinox touchscreens and iPad app as interfaces. The project was designed and commissioned by Vantage.
With the creation of the Picasso Museum in Málaga, Andulicia, Spain a dream held by Pablo Picasso has been fulfilled: a dedicated venue for his work in the heart of his beloved native city. The Museum is set in an ancient Andalusian style Palace dated from the 16th century (Palacio de Buenavista, declared a National Monument in 1939) featuring renacentist architecture and Mudéjar elements.
Strategically located in Málaga, Spain’s historic city center, this impressive museum has become a major attraction. Splendidly restored, it is wonderfully located in the old part of the city. To automate an historical building such as this one was quite a challenge for Vantage. It was important to preserve the restored elements and historical artwork yet provide optimal lighting control as well as a highly sophisticated audio/video system for events in the 89,340 square foot space.
Providing as standard - to each apartment - a comprehensive control solution to seamlessly automate systems in a way that holds up to the demands of hotel guests, owners and a harsh sea-side environment. Vantage supplied, installed and commissioned a luxury control experience for each "Sky Villa" as well as the Clubhouse, Gym, Spa, Library, Conference Center and all of the landscaping, roads, parking garages and individual buildings.
La Mirada began as a modest stone adobe in the Mexican period. It was later remodeled to become an elegant home where the great stars of silent film were entertained. In 1994, the gallery wing was added to accommodate outstanding exhibitions that change several times a year. These changes represent a tremendous amount of work for the curators and facilities team. New art is hung on the walls and adjusted and at the same time the lighting fixtures have to be re-aimed and light levels readjusted and memorized by the control system. The competitive system installed since 1994 no longer performed this function adequately. Adjusting light levels would take four to five days. It’s important that Curators have the ability to move around the space while adjusting light and scenes to make sure the art work is presented optimally.
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