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Tech-packed luxury apartment complex planned for Melbourne

Tech-packed luxury apartment c...
The Muse is designed by Bruce Henderson Architects and developed by Devitt Property Group
The Muse is designed by Bruce Henderson Architects and developed by Devitt Property Group
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The technology planned for The Muse definitely goes beyond your average apartment complex
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The technology planned for The Muse definitely goes beyond your average apartment complex
The Muse is designed by Bruce Henderson Architects and developed by Devitt Property Group
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The Muse is designed by Bruce Henderson Architects and developed by Devitt Property Group
The Muse will rise to 14 floors and include 45 residential units
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The Muse will rise to 14 floors and include 45 residential units
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Plans have been unveiled for an ultra-exclusive new apartment complex in Melbourne, Australia. Developer Devitt Property Group aims to offer well-heeled residents peace of mind with high-tech security features like facial recognition and fingerprint scanners. The building will also include automation systems, solar power and rainwater recycling.

The apartment complex, named The Muse, will comprise 14 floors and up to 45 units measuring 200 sq m (2,150 sq ft) to over 1,000 sq m (10,700 sq ft). Devitt Property Group says the penthouse will be Australia's most expensive at around AU$ 40 million.

The technology planned for this one definitely goes beyond your average apartment complex. Numberplate recognition will ensure that an elevator is ready and waiting for those arriving by car. Similarly, the air-conditioning, lighting, and window blinds can be activated in the same way or pre-programmed to run on a schedule.

Standard security like CCTV will be complimented by high-tech options like facial recognition, voice activation and fingerprint scanners (the gadget-averse can also use a swipe card and do without much of the tech).

The technology planned for The Muse definitely goes beyond your average apartment complex
The technology planned for The Muse definitely goes beyond your average apartment complex

The Muse has some energy-efficient tech planned for inclusion, too. A solar panel array will supply power to common areas of the building and a rainwater collection system will provide water for irrigation. Regenerative drive elevators will be installed and electric car charging stations will be optional.

Amenities include pools, a gym, sauna and steam rooms, and a residents' club lounge.

The Muse is designed by Bruce Henderson Architects. A two-level show home is currently under construction atop the site's existing building and planning permission is still being sought.

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Robert Walther
Nice looking building, but I live on moderate Social Security and I have remote and/or automated A/C.