From typical 80’s house to Smart Home: Latest building technology in the Teutoburg Forest
This house is definitely an eyecatcher. The renovation was executed by Uwe Diekmann of dpia Innenarchitekten: The architect smartly combined the existing home, dating back to the eighties, with contemporary stylish design. “We used the original construction and extended the sloping roof to cover the full width of three metres”, Diekmann explains. The red brick structure fluidly transitions into the light two-story extension with its puristic, white plastered façade. Large windows make it possible for the light to penetrate all the way into the centre of the home.
Elaborate lightening and audio conceptThe renovation took about half a year. During this time, the house’s layout was completely redone, and the new flooring did not only meet the newest interior design standards but also housed the latest building technology.
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Future-oriented building technology for more comfortAlso, the rest of the building technology is planned in a future-oriented manner. The KNX system is always completely in tune with the family’s current and future needs because new devices and functions can be added on and programmed any time. The installation of the building technology was done by Uwe Kleine of Udo Heuke GmbH & Co. KG. The technician creatively planned the different functions: the sunscreens are connected to wind monitors, extensive lightning scenes are available at a push of a button, and the temperature can be conveniently adjusted for each separate room. With the function “central off“, all energy guzzlers can be turned off when leaving the home. “In this way, the residents do not need to go through the whole house to turn everything off”, explains Uwe Kleine. The entire system can either be operated over a central display in the entrance area or alternatively with Gira Touchsensors in each room.
Additionally, the sauna and whirlpool are embedded into the KNX system and can be turned on to pre-heat while being on the road.
Smart securityBesides comfort, the system also provides maximum security. With Gira’s video intercom, visitors can be recognized before opening the door. But not only the smoke detectors by Gira, installed on all ceilings, create more safety. The presence simulation protects the house during holidays by operating the lights and blinds corresponding to the way these were used by the residents the two weeks prior to their leave. All in all, a modern home was created accommodating the highest design, comfort, and security standards. You, too, can turn your home into an individualized Smart Home.
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