HOME CINEMA ROOM DESIGN – DISTRICT ONE, DUBAI
A Beautiful Home Cinema Room in Mohammed Bin Rashid City, Dubai
Hot on the heels of our Al Barari Home Cinema Design we have another stunning design! This cinema room design is for a villa in the new District One development which is part of the Mohammed Bin Rashid City complex. The cinema will be a converted bedroom on the ground floor (Bedroom 3 in a Type A Villa for those who now the development) and the unique room design is caused by services running up the back right hand corner, to balance the room we have mirrored this on the left hand wall and then squared the room off by creating a false wall on the front elevation. The small room created by this false wall houses our AV and IT racks for the whole home entertainment system to be installed in the rest of the villa. The architectural features of this unique room have then been highlighted and enhanced with colour changing LED strip lighting.
The Initial Room Design
After working through the initial challenges with the original room layout we moved on to client requirements and following discussions the client brief was to deliver a high end cinema room based on comfortable and informal seating – the Cineak Strato range of chairs were picked by the client and a rough colour scheme identified. The seats and colour scheme set the tone of the room and we were able to comfortably accommodate seating for 9 people split across the two rows. All the seats are motorised and convert from traditional seats to a chaise longue style day bed at the touch of a button, with independent control of each seat. We elevated the rear seats by 30cm to allow clear line of site to the huge 4m wide projector screen which is easily accommodated by the 6m x 6m room.
The Audio Video Package
In common with most of our cinema’s this room benefits from an Artcoustic speaker package, this time in a 9.2.4 format – this breaks down to three Artcoustic Spitfire 24-12 speakers installed in a void behind the screen (front left, centre, right) which are enhanced by two Control 3 subwoofers installed between the front speakers. Each row of seating has a Spitfire 8-4 speaker installed at ear height with a further two Spitfire 8-4 speakers installed on the back wall. Height channels have four SL Architect speakers to ensure stunning Dolby Atmos effects. The speaker package has been very carefully designed and laid out to ensure the same fantastic audio experience regardless of the seat occupied in the cinema.
The visual needs of the cinema are more than covered by a huge 4m wide Screen Excellence projector screen with a stunning picture from a range topping Sony 4k laser projector. The projector itself is installed in a small “pocket” in the back wall which is by far our preferred solution over a projector mount.
Lighting Design & Control
A room of this calibre – and with this quantity of light fittings needs a control system. A Crestron lighting control system allows precise control of each LED strip and downlight – even allowing the clients to change colours of the LED strip – ensuring the perfect viewing environment and delivering the all important wow factor. The LED strip at the rear and sides of the room is fitted facing away from the viewer (when they are seated) which allows the room to have unusually high levels of lighting without distracting from the movie.
The Cinema Construction
In common with the majority of our projects we will transform a blank concrete shell in to a finished room with our team handling all joinery and construction. We source the world’s finest fabrics which are then fitted to the side walls and ceiling, hiding all the technology and acoustic treatments out of sight!