How They Did It: Keep It Simple

Ed Wenck
Feb 15, 2018

When consulting with the owner of this modern beauty, Liquid Automation heard the word “simple” repeated over and over — so, “the objective was set.” CEDIA’s panel of judges marveled at the craftsmanship and noted that the client’s primary objective was brilliantly achieved: The judges were extremely impressed by the home’s user interface.

The control system includes 29 iPads that can be interchanged to work in any zone of the home. The touch panel design allows the user to navigate to any floor in the house. Once a floor is selected, a highly detailed 3D floor plan is displayed with a selection of overlays including CCTV, windows, doors, HVAC, lighting, A/V, and even a people finder. 

The distributed audio system is a marvel unto itself: A Crestron Sonnex system delivers a whopping 26 audio sources to no less than 39 zones. As the Liquid Automation team noted, “The myriad of speakers around the house consists of in-ceiling, in-wall (visible and invisible), in-wall and in-ceiling subwoofers, large format outdoor JBL speakers, small profile outdoor speakers, Sonance Sonarray outdoor speakers and Pro Audio Technology speakers for the Dolby ATMOS 10-seat cinema.”

Other features like a drop-down TV hidden in a ceiling to wind sensors that can close window louvers automatically make this luxurious project a clear winner in its category. The project won Best Integrated Home, Level IV (Asia-Pacific) in the 2017 CEDIA Awards.

Liquid Automation
Unit 20, Building F, 14-22 Triton Drive
Rosedale, Auckland 0632
New Zealand
+64 9.479.5415
CEDIA Member Since 2007

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