HTA Update - 02/18/2009 (Plain Text Version)
In this issue:
CEDIA’s Electronic Lifestyles® Award Highlight: HeAVi LLC
CEDIA’s Electronic Lifestyles® Awards are considered the most prestigious awards program in the residential electronic systems industry and showcase some of the best work completed by CEDIA members. Projects submitted for CEDIA’s Electronic Lifestyles® Designer Awards is completed in consumer homes around the world in the following categories: home theaters, integrated homes, media rooms, hidden installations and more.
Each issue of HTA Update, will highlight one of these magnificent projects in addition to the entire team involved on the project: Architect, Builder, Interior Designer and CEDIA Member. Find a partner to bring Electronic Lifestyles® options to your clients, at www.cedia.net/homeowners/finder.php.
Award: Hidden Installation Gold Technical Design
Mark P. Finlay Architects
Bay 10 Ventures, Inc.
Hilton Head Island, SC
Cullman & Kravis, Inc.
New York, NY
HeAVi believes that a hidden installation must allow a room to be used in two completely separate manners, and that the best hidden installations provide a serious “wow” factor when switching between modes. In this case, the room is a large gathering area for the family to sit and enjoy the ocean view as well as a top-notch media room with seating around a 60” plasma screen. HeAVi, LLC refused to compromise the use of either of the room’s functions and designed and installed a lift capable of raising a massive cabinet.
One touch of the Crestron touchpanel raises the cabinet in the up position and immediately transforms the space into a great media room complete with a 60” plasma; left, right, and center speakers; two powered subwoofers; and other A/V components. Yet, when the cabinet is in the down position, nobody would even think it even existed. In order to house all of the equipment, the cabinet is over 100” tall and wide and truly allows the room to shine both as a family room and a media room - both with great views.
Equipment from the following manufacturers was used in this project: Vidikron, JM Lab, Linn, Velodyne, Monster Power, Electrokinetics, and Crestron.
Time and Expertise Worksheet
CEDIA is an international trade association of companies that specialize in designing and installing electronic systems for the home. The association was founded in September 1989 and has more than 3,500 member companies worldwide. CEDIA Members are established and insured businesses with bona fide qualifications and experience in this specialized field. For more information on CEDIA, visit the association’s website at www.cedia.org.
Home technology evolves rapidly and new trends and innovative ideas can impact your business. Therefore, it is critical that you keep up with the latest technology developments. Partnering with a certified CEDIA and NAHB electronic systems contractor (ESC) member will ensure the success of your next design, build, or remodel home technology project. You can find a member at www.cedia.org or www.nahb.org.
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