design et al are delighted to announce that NV Integration have been shortlisted in the Home Cinema Category of The International Design and Architecture awards 2015
NV Integration worked closely with the design team to specify products that were powerful enough to fill the large space, yet conscious of the high-end interiors. They achieved this by selecting equipment that could become completely invisible when not in use, or blend with the scheme of the room; such as the speakers and subwoofers from Meridian Audio, which are all RAL colour matched to the nearest wall surface.
A high-brightness Runco projector was specified, designed to work in ambient light conditions yet provide a stunning image onto the 3 metre screen. The screen, which dynamically changes the aspect ratio with motorised masking based on the users desired viewing content also uses acoustically transparent woven fibres, allowing the full range of the speakers to be heard, yet concealed behind the screen when in use.
Home automation and lighting control systems allow the theatre to be seamlessly operated from intuitive controls, or iPad app. Simply pressing ‘Watch Movie’ will lower the projector and screen, turn on devices and slowly fade the lights as the film begins from the Kaleidescape movie server; allowing the user to relax in the sumptuous interiors and become totally immersed in the action.
The theatre was designed in accordance with THX standards, meaning the screen size, brightness, and noise levels are to the recommended best practices. The room interiors work so well with the cinema because it was designed to be a ‘dual-use cinema’ from the outset, and by working with the design team they brought the best from both worlds together for the finished result.