Judith's Lux Pod System Upgrade

Judith's Lux Pod System Upgrade

Gregory Han
Apr 20, 2009

Name: The Lux Pod
Location: London, UK
Size: 101 square feet
Rent/Own: Own

Some of you may remember Judith's small space studio apartment from last year's Small Space Contest. The London apartment has been since upgraded, and Judith was kind enough to updates us about all the new tech features she's added into the diminutive rental, including a Boffi Norbert Wangen K4 kitchen, Miele appliances, Bang & Olufsen BeoComTV and Beo2 phone, iPod docking station, iPhone connection to Eclipse-TD audio system, and other luxurious technological perks. Check out the feature-packed 101 square foot studio below...

Judith: "My LuxPod apartment in London (101 square feet) was featured last year in the Small Cool competition. I have further set it up with the following: Bang & Olufsen HD TV and remote control which controls SkyHD+, Lutron Mood lighting system to control the lights and Electric Shade and DAB radio - all controlled from the one remote which had special firmware written to do so. WI-FI access has also been added."

"The Bang& Olufsen phone is pretty cool as well - it clings to the wall via a magnet. There is also a state of the art audio system set up, by docking an iPod/MP3 player into an R-Dock and then one can hear pure sound through Eclipse-TD speakers and the sub-woofer turns itself on, when the pitch is at a certain level. (Sting is a fan of Eclipse and the high end ones are in Abbey Studios, London. The entry level speakers are sold by Apple. I have the next range up, as I had to take into account the tiny space, so couldn't have anything more powerful, than what I put in.)"

"There are additional Lutron wall touch pads to override the light and shade control remote system, so one can change the setting of the shade incrementally, for example. An infrared system in the ceiling allows the remote to be pointed to the beam in the ceiling, or to the TV, or to the Grafik Eye pad in the lobby. The Lux Pod has low energy lights throughout the apartment including LED lights under the Boffi kitchen and in the wetroom."

"The Lux Pod also has a cool magnetised door release system on the "fire door" (building regulations requirement). When the smoke detector emits an alarm the magnet circuit is broken and the door immediately closes. The Boffi Norbert-Wangen K4 kitchen looks like a piece of furniture. When the stainless steel top glides open, it locks into place, and enables the hob to be switched on. If it is not fully extended the hob will not turn on - safety feature. Pretty cool as well. The hob even detects if the saucepan has water in it. If not, it turns off."

Additional information about the Lux Pod and availability for rental is available at Judith's site or via email.

(Images: Judith)

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