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PALAZZO STEYN, SOUTH AFRICA The Palazzo Steyn, part of the luxurious Steyn City development near Sandton and Johannesburg, is the high-end estate’s flagship property. Crestron, Panavision Evolve, electrical consultants CKR, and interior designer, Stephen Faulke collaborated to design a bespoke automated system. Lighting control, climate control, audio-visual technology and a modernised version of the Roman aqueduct system were all part of the extensive brief for Palazzo Steyn. The lighting system is controlled by keypads, motion sensors save energy by activating lights only when rooms are in use, and the advanced air conditioning system can create different climates in different rooms. The ultra-fast digital audio-visual system delivers music across the house, inside and out and the two home cinemas boast big screens and the latest surround sound technology. Outside the house, the water control system features aqueducts that create a tranquil flow of water and can be adjusted to create a waterfall at the foot of the pool.


Volume 2, Issue 3 2016  
Volume 2, Issue 3 2016