The objective was for Archimedia to provide a base-level AV and automation system for each apartment, with the option for the customer to make upgrades as they see fit for their own home. A lot of investment was put into the infrastructure to allow this to be possible.
Each apartment has a dedicated Crestron Audio Matrix system with B&W speakers. The system has been designed so that each audio zone can have its own independent audio stream as well as grouping them together if required. The main spaces in the apartments have speakers installed and all secondary spaces have provisions to add speakers if the homeowner chooses to. Additionally, all living room spaces have provisions for 5.1 systems if the homeowner chooses to add them. Finally, the audio distribution system has been designed to integrate with the video distribution system so that the sound of the video content comes from the speakers installed in the room.
Archimedia worked with the client to ensure they were designing each apartment to be customizable and very flexible for the homeowner to do whatever they wanted at the time of purchase or at any time in the future.