Congratulations to The Design Practice by UBER, winner of the Home Cinema Award in The International Design & Architecture Awards 2013

The Design Practice by UBER, have successfully won for the Home Cinema Award in the International Design & Architecture Awards 2013.

The design brief was to update and unite an underused bar and cinema space converting it into an envious moody club feel with the latest discrete technology. UBER_Prjrezised2

There was a redesign of the cinema area to incorporate the hidden speaker and systems, all finished in a wonderful crushed velvet that refracts the colours from the projected movie and completed with hand finished metal wall lights and a lush black wool carpet. The home automation specialist set about installing a discrete state-of-the-art system with 7.2 surround and equalisers that delivers optimal sound quality according to where the clients sit in the room. The projector was upgraded to a 3D 1-chip HD projector which is future-proofed to progress up to full 3D as and when the client chooses. The system is as neat as it is impressive. As well as the concealed speakers, the system units were built into a wall cavity and hidden from view behind a wall panel.


The redesign of the adjoining bar space incorporating new task lighting, and feature drop lights allows the eye to be intrigued with the space beyond from either side. The use of similar textures and materials throughout allows the look to flow through to the cinema incorporating individual reclined double seating, cinema-style in two rows of three. The design team also addressed the all-important interface, which is now driven from an iPad that the whole family uses effortlessly. The result is something of a transformation.