Integrating the best of ABB’s solutions in terms of comfort, security and energy efficiency, the design studio Oficinasgal, led by architect Gianpaolo Sala, have transformed a former mechanical workshop dating back to the early 1900s into a home for a sommelier that includes a meeting space for receiving guests for wine tasting events. The house has been designed by exploiting the space in a vertical sense, creating a lowered conversation area furnished with a large corner sofa with a mezzanine level above it built from a metal structure to maintain the industrial style of the original building. To respond to the client brief, a kitchen worktop in concrete was built that covers and supports a temperature-controlled wine cellar.
Unconventional use of space meant putting extra effort into the design of the technical services: spaces being put to different uses called for a system that could evolve with them over time.
With visual continuity and perfectly integrated into the central island, the wine cellar is at a lower level and accessible directly from the kitchen moving through a glazed structure that provides a view of the precious collection of bottles.
Unconventional use of space meant putting extra effort into the design of the technical services: spaces being put to different uses called for a system that could evolve with them over time. A search for flexibility and scalability led to the adoption of ABB Casa Aumentata KNX, a complete, connected and integrated high-profile system that allows for expansion and modification over time to respond to the ever-changing needs of the inhabitants of a house.
A solution that can be controlled via a 7” ABB touch display panel as well as from a distance by using a smart device, enabling the management of everything connected to the system. This includes the creation of customised scenarios and the selection of programmes and times best-suited to household routines, providing the user with maximum comfort. Casa Aumentata KNX can be used to flexibly manage both the lighting system and shutters. Using the thermostat function and actuators connected to the ABB i-bus® KNX system, it is possible to find a solution for optimal management of the underfloor heating system.
Combining functionality with style, in addition to the streamlined design of the display, everything is brought together with the switch plates specified for this house. The range installed in all the living areas is the Mylos KNX by ABB in the black version. An extra-thin cover plate with minimalist lines that creates perfect continuity with the automated system for managing lighting and heating. For the bathrooms and bedrooms, a white finish was specified, in keeping with their sophisticated design.