Electronic Living found in this project both a diminutive room and budget. The clients — big fans of the home cinema experience — were building a new home, and this room and its components were part of a larger integration job.
The integrator explains the constraints included a ceiling-mounted projector "at a 'value’'budget." For the project's audio needs, Electronic Living described using acoustic treatment "in key areas of sound refractions to dampen down the rooms acoustics and displace the sound imaging to allow successful acoustic harmonization and balance to what would have been a lively and compromised sound output." The team installed an acoustically transparent screen as well.
Controls that mimicked the other integrated systems in the home were a priority for the client, and Electronic Living also paid careful attention to the HVAC systems, lighting, and power management and conditioning in the room. One challenge: Local ordinances dictate that any habitable room must have natural ventilation, so windows with blackout blinds were included in the design.