The home library, a space that provides reflection, relaxation and personal growth, can be metamorphosed into the perfect stage on which spaghetti westerns, film noir classics and today’s blockbusters spring to life. Cinema Design Group International (CDGi) and Boca Theater and Automation successfully created a regal multi-use space that maximizes the best of home library+dedicated theater or media room and more.
While the project originally started as a dedicated theater, the client, a ‘retired’ executive, still had a multi-tasking demeanor. Central to the client’s wishes was a desire to bring several elements of his lifestyle together in one room. Brad Bergoine, Cinema Design Group International‘s President, commented, “The room is a combination wine bar, library, news room, audiophile quality listening room, and theater.”
Casual entertainment in the room is accomplished by way of two 80” televisions. However, when you desire a more immersive or enriching experience, the room seems to magically convert to a dedicated luxury theater space at the push of an AMX 9000i Modero touch panel. Motorized Lutron black-out shades drop down to control the ambient light. A 130-inch Stewart screen descends from the ceiling into prime viewing position. Simultaneously, a high-performance Digital Projection TITAN Reference projector delivers the captivating content of choice from a Kaleidescape 3U media server. Completing the experience is a Meridian 7.2 surround-sound system.
The modern media room portion of the room is imbued with technological advances. The front wall is acoustically transparent where needed. Behind the front wall lies a complete rack room in addition to a Meridian front speaker array. In order to remove any sort of industrial elements from the room, the audio/video equipment room is hidden, accessible through a hidden bookshelf door.