Coffeeshopa: The Intelligent Coffee Shop
Owners Gabika and Zuzka had a very clear vision for the operation of their new property from the very beginning. It was fundamental to them to create an environment that was inviting but also safe for visitors. Despite the shaky start to the coffee house’s life with the business having to shut just 3 days after it’s grand opening due to Covid-19, Gabika and Zuzka didn’t get disheartened.
“We have to thank both of our husbands and whole families for never discouraging us, but for always supporting us and being by our sides.”
From crumbling convenience store, to a breath of fresh air
The coffee shop was originally the local fruit and veg shop for the area however after that ceased to exist Gabika and Zuzka saw their opportunity to completely renovate the building. The architects ŠEBO LICHÝ really wanted to create a functional space with versatile areas which had a fluid blend of exterior and interior. The ground floor does a great job of welcoming in visitors with a friendly and inviting seating area for customers. Whereas the ground floor offers familiarity, the upper floor is an extremely multifunctional space with furniture which can be easily moved according to what the area is needed for. This floor also has a beautiful view of one of the area’s local vineyards.
Then to top the buildings aesthetic off, wooden rafters have been used around the property – taking inspiration from some of the traditional vineyards closeby.
The Loxone Partner on the intelligent climate control used on this project:
To ensure a pleasant temperature in the shop during the cold winter months, a gas boiler was chosen as the heat source, which heats the water for the underfloor heating system. The underfloor heating manifolds were fitted with actuators which are intelligent automated by Loxone, depending on the individual room temperature.
In the summer months, the building is cooled using four air conditioners units. Each unit is integrated into the Loxone system via KNX, which allows each zone to be controlled separately but from one system – rather than having to adjust multiple air conditioning controllers. Which means that these remotes are now gathering dust on a shelf somewhere.
The fully automatic ventilation mode is regulated by carbon dioxide sensors located on each floor. This guarantees an immediate supply of fresh air to the individual parts of the coffee shop, if necessary.“
Intelligent lighting control
After dark, the coffee house stands out beautifully with its automated interior lighting bleeding out into its surroundings. The lighting isn’t just nice to look at through, dimmable LED strips in the room upstairs allow multifunctional use of space, whether for presentations, social events or even sports classes. Lighting moods can be created on the fly in the Loxone App – meaning that they have maximum flexibility.
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