Soho Apartments,

Integrator :  Mosaic AV  -

Category :  Apartment


This stylish development is located in the heart of Soho. Consisting of a roadside commercial space, two compact facing apartments, plus a courtyard duplex and a split-level penthouse, this high value yet space restricted project required careful consideration of services, function, installation and aesthetics.

KNX was chosen, as it allows full control of virtually any building operation that you can imagine, while giving a variety of different contact points for then end user, with keypads and touchscreens available from many manufacturers.

Close co-ordination with the architect, interior designer and M&E consultant were critical in specifying and making best use of the limited space available to house a control panel in each apartment and AV equipment while still allowing easy access for future maintenance.

Each apartment has a wall mounted glass and aluminium 7” touch screen for overall control, with aluminium brown and anthracite inscribed keypads in all rooms. 

Control of all functions is also available on the supplied iPad, or any iOS/Android device, both at home or away.

Each room has a discrete motion detector in the ceiling. This can have many functions, but has initially been configured to activate your preferred playlist when you enter the bathroom, and turn on the lights at a low level when you enter the en-suite after 10pm.

The keypads also measure the temperature in the room, removing the need for additional sensors or thermostats.

KNX is controlling the lighting, air-conditioning, extract, boiler, heating, towel rails and mirror demisters. Depending on apartment it is also controlling shading and mechanised windows.

A hard-wired and wireless network infrastructure is future ready to handle the purchaser’s internet and video distribution needs. 

Audio & visual control is taken care of as well. Each apartment has discrete in-ceiling speakers in each room, with internet radio, streaming services and air-play as sources, with ample space in the AV hub to allow room for expansion.