Smart homes: Intelligent homes that can be adapted to individual needs are by no means a new topic in the field of future-oriented living. However, until now rented accommodation offering such digital services has tended to be the exception. With his residential complex Apartimentum in Hamburg’s Rotherbaum district on the west bank of the Alster, entrepreneur Lars Hinrichs is looking to create a blueprint for future living.
To provide comfort in the bathroom at the touch of a button, Architects KPW Papay Warncke und Partner selected digitally controlled fittings by Dornbracht, providing a better showering experience and automatic filling of the bathtub. Some 45 of the fully furnished, networked apartments are now nearing completion. As the operating elements and outlet points for “Smart Water” can be positioned flexibly, this makes for easy handling. A digital display means the water temperature you are comfortable with can be preselected, avoiding the shock of cold water first thing. And for those impatient to begin relaxing after a long day it’s even possible to program filling the bathtub. As these control settings are managed via an open IP interface, Smart Water can be integrated into almost every smart building system. Initially, Smart Water by Dornbracht has been installed in the bathrooms of the spacious penthouses. (am)