Andrew Lucas London has built on its successful year in 2017 with three new industry awards wins at the Mark of Excellence smart home awards, which held annually at CES in Las Vegas, USA.
Two of the awards – Luxury Home of the Year ($150,000 – $300,000) and Home Theater/Media Room Project of the Year ($50,000 – $150,000) – were for Andrew Lucas London’s flagship Highgate project. This elegant six-bedroom smart home designed to incorporate several floor-to-ceiling window layouts, making smart lighting and shading plays a crucial role in making it easy to manage.
The property features a spectacular home cinema room – built with a custom speaker solution conceived by Andrew Lucas’ established acoustician Andreas Brusberg (who previously oversaw the installation the speaker system for the Fryderyk Chopin Institution). With an extensive 3D audio system (encompassing 32 separate sub-woofer units under a level of tiered seating) and an acoustically transparent 110” screen, this room is one of the few modern home cinemas that can genuinely be referred to as a ‘custom’ installation.
“We’re exceptionally pleased to have won two awards for our Highbury project so soon after the project was completed,” notes Technology Director Wojtek Zajac, who managed the project build. “Highbury was a complex, rewarding project that challenged us as a design and installation team and we’re delighted that our efforts have been recognised by the awards committee.
Meanwhile, Andrew Lucas Studios – a VR design consultancy born out of Andrew Lucas London that now operates independently – scooped up its first award for a virtual reality smart home experience that it created for Andrew Lucas London exhibition at the 2017 Ideal Home Show. Conceived as a virtual showroom, the experience invites users to explore the entirety of a smart home and learn more about the various elements that comprise it.
“The whole VR design team is elated to have our work celebrated at such a high-profile event,” submits Tomek Florczak, Projects Director at Andrew Lucas Studios. “As the first major award for our VR division, it’s somewhat fitting that it was a project for our sister company, which we used to be a part of, that was selected. We hope this is the first of many to come.”
The awards were presented at a ceremony at CES in Las Vegas on 10th January 2018.