The beauty of the systems installed in the home lies in the functioning of the house in an integrated and consistent way.

A marvel in the City - Guatemala Ciudad, Guatemala

Manola Flores | Aktiva

Project location: Guatemala Ciudad, Guatemala

Project budget: $60,000

Amazingly located amidst the city, this 2,000 meters house is surrounded by a foggy and peaceful forest. Exhibiting a rich mixture of textures combining wood ceilings, concrete and brick walls, sleek views of their own private forest, and amazing outdoors the house has the perfect elements for raising a family.  In a very traditional nurturing way.

In 2010, the designing and building started, with a bit of reserves from the owner which wasn’t sure if the automation systems could be limited in a certain point given the evolution of technology. He wanted something to grow with him and his family needs, evolving from the hand of technology advances, making the whole house work integrated and in harmony, and that it didn’t affect the architecture esthetic.

An integrated home for an integrated family:

In 2010, the designing and building started, with a bit of reserves from the owner which wasn’t sure if the automation systems could be limited in a certain point given the evolution of technology. He wanted something to grow with him and his family needs, evolving from the hand of technology advances, making the whole house work integrated and in harmony, and that it didn’t affect the architecture esthetic.

Ensuring the perfect ambiance:

Whether the kids are playing or they have friends over, the house never gets out of control. With Savant system controller the family can customize the lights intensity, the songs being played in each room, the different TVs, and have an eye on all the security cameras, without moving from one place to another! With several iPod docks placed through the house, the family has a portable control of their environment easily creating it the way they want to.

 A song for every holiday and every room:

Making the whole house play their favorite tunes with every occasion, the family has the access to tune all their music and media contents through the different speakers placed on bedrooms, bathrooms, playrooms, and deck.  So whether kids are playing their songs or parents are having a special evening, they can all reproduce the songs they want on different areas. If their guests want to reproduce some of their media contents, the system intuitively allows them to search and play music on their apple devices.

Home, safe home:

With all their security cameras integrated the family has an eye on their main entrances. Every time a guest arrives at the front door, they can watch through their iPhone or iPads who is it and be sure that they are letting in the right person. 

Lighthouse in the forest:

The exquisiteness of the home’s architecture lies on the blend of textures and how its walls are practically made of glass.  This way the natural light illuminate through the day and at night all the interior and exteriors lights create a fine balance. It is a lot to illuminate, but the system makes it an easy task, through iPhones and iPads all the lights are controlled. Nevertheless what creates the perfect environment is the ability to decide and customize the intensity of lights. Something that perfectly match the architect’s intentions to create a perfect combination between natural and artificial light, leading also to energy efficiency. 

Unusual situations or problems:

The house structure is made of steel, this represented a challenge for the surround system, since the speakers emitted a noise of land that was very difficult to remove.

The roof of the house is double height, the lighting had to be installed with scaffolding. After installed one of the stations Lutron Radio Ra began to fail, so it was complicated to get to it.

Customer quote

“The reason why Savant called my attention it’s because it works with traditional facilities. Also The Savant’s platform compatibility with Apple's makes it very easy to update and gives me the perception that any problem can be solved with a software update. At the same time there is a feasible evolution as new technology is launched” 

List of Products:

ATLONA

AT-PROHD44M-SR

ATLONA HDMI MATRIX SWITCH  4 X 4

     

DENON

DBP-1611UD

DENON BLU RAY UNIVERSAL BD 2.0 HDMI 1.4A

DENON

AVR2312CI

AMPLIFICADOR DE TEATRO EN CASA 100W X 7 MARCA DENON AVR2312CI

     

FOCAL

JMLDOME2.0BL

FOCAL BOCINA MODELO DOME PACK 2.0 BLACK

     

HARMAN KARDON

DD8A

LEXICON AMPLIFICADOR DD8 SILVER

     

ICREALTIME

DVR MAX8

ICR DVR  8 CHANNEL 264 E SLIMD DVR

     

KEF

HTS3001BL

KEF HOME THEATER 3000 SERIES SATELLITE SPEAKER BLACK

KEF

KHT3005 STAND B

KEF STAND FOR KHT 3000 SERIES PAIR BLACK

KEF

T301

KEF SPEAKERS T SERIES SATELLITE PAIR

KEF

T301C

KEF SPEAKERS T SERIES CENTER EACH

     

LUTRON

MA-L3L3-BI

MA DIM DIM 300W 300 W BISCUIT

LUTRON

RRAUXREPWH

RADIORA 2 AUXILIAR REPEATER WHITE

LUTRON

RRMAINREPWH

RADIORA 2 MAIN REPEATER WHITE

LUTRON

MRF2-3BRL-L-LA

LUTRON  MW FM PICO LITE WIRELESS lLITE WIRELESS REMOTE LA

LUTRON

PICO-FP-ADAPT

LUTRON  PICO LITE FACEPLATE ADAPRT WALL MOUNT KIT

LUTRON

SC3PSNLBI

LUTRON CLARO 120VAC /600W SP SWITCH SW 3WAY BISCUIT

LUTRON

CON1CWH

LUTRON SINGLE CABLE JACK WHITE

LUTRON

MA-L3S25-BI

LUTRON  MA DIM SWITCH 300 25 BISCUIT

LUTRON

MRF2-600M-BI

LUTRON  MW FM 600W MULTI LOC DMR BISCUIT

LUTRON

RRD6DBI

LUTRON RADIORA 2 600W DIMMER BISCUIT

LUTRON

RRD8ANSBI

LUTRON RADIORA 2 8AMP NEUTRAL SWITCH BI

LUTRON

RRDH6BRLBI

LUTRON RADIORA2 HYBRID 6BRL WALL KEYPAD BI

LUTRON

SC1PSNLBI

SATIN COLOR 1 POLE SWITCH BISCUIT

LUTRON

SC-6PF-BI

LUTRON SIX PORT FRAME WITH /BLANKS SATIN COLOR BISCUIT

LUTRON

CON1PC6WH

LUTRON SINGLE PACK CAT 6 PHONE JACK BLACK

LUTRON

SC-1-BI

SATIN COLOR 1 GANG WALLPLATE  BISCUIT

LUTRON

SCR-15-BI

SATIN COLOR 15 AMP RECEPTACLE BISCUIT

LUTRON

SC-1-BI

SATIN COLOR 1 GANG WALLPLATE  BISCUIT

     

LUXUL

LUXXBR2300

LUXUL ENTREPRISE DUAL WAN ROUTER

LUXUL

LUXXGS1024

LUXUS24 PORT GIGABIT ETHERNET RACKMONTABLE

LUXUL

LUXXGS1008

LUXUS 8 PORT GIGABIT ETHERNET DESKTOP

     

MIDDLE ATLANTIC PRODUCT

CWR-12-17PD

MIDDLE ATLANTIC CAB PLEXI DOOR 17"

     

OMNI MOUNT

NCLP120T

OMNI MOUNT ULTR LOW PROFILE TILT MOUNTS 72"

     

ON Q LEGRAND

TECLAN16X1B

ON Q TECLAN 16 BASIC W/ NO INTERNALS

     

PANAMAX

MB1000

PANAMAX 1000 VA RACK MOUNT UPS

PANAMAX

SP8-AV

PANAMAX PROTECTOR SP8-AV

     

QUEST

Q-NPP-2024

QUEST PATCH PANEL DE 24 PUERTOS CAT 6

 


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