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Hey guys,

I would like to share a beautiful theater that Dennis Erskine designed. The construction has not yet started but I helped his customer visualize the space before they built. One interesting facet of this design is that the roof of the house will be lifted to create the room seen in these images.

I hope to update this thread with some construction photos as they arrive and might be able to answer a few questions. However, since I am not involved in the design/build, my knowledge may be limited. Perhaps Dennis will fill us in on the details if he finds time. I really wanted to share this unique theater with the forum due to some interesting construction techniques and looks that may inspire the talented members here.

After receiving the floorplans and initial elevations, these early views were produced:



Then, more data was presented and more time was put into refining the drawings to get to this point:



I thought we had a final design when we hit this stage:



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But then the owner of this design decided to zazz it up with what Dennis refers to as "Do Dads" .





The room will featue a curved 2.35:1 screen.

Hope you enjoyed this early look and I will try to bring you some construction photos if there is an interest in this theater.

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Man, that is REALLY nice.

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The sconces in my drawings are supposed to look like this:

http://www.seagulllighting.com/Wall-...42041-734.html



42041-734, Two-Light Cypress Wall Sconce, Grecian Stone
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That looks great. Awesome renders! I would look forward to seeing some construction photos of that one.

What are the basic dimensions of that room?

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Stunning work Joe; some of your best renderings yet. The deep blue and red combined with gold are evocative of old Indian royalty.

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@Warren: I believe the room is about 10.5 feet tall. And the floorplan is about 18.5ft wide by about 27ft long. Not sure how detailed Dennis would want to det with his design data but those approximations should be OK.

@Sanjay: I believe the owner of this theater is from that region of the globe. Good eye.
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Joe -

Great looking renders!!!!!!!!

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I'll see what we can do for progress photos without compromising the privacy of the client.

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Looks like there is lots of potential there for a beautiful theater. Would love to see progress and finished pics if possible.
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Excellent work on the renders.

What do you mean "supposed to", the sconces are great!
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Very cool design. Although, you need to stop by Lowe's on the way home and pick up some light bulbs

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WOW!! Very impressive Reaper! The texture on the seats is photo realistic.
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Very cool design. Although, you need to stop by Lowe's on the way home and pick up some light bulbs


LOL I thought I was the only one that noticed.

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WOW!! Very impressive Reaper! The texture on the seats is photo realistic.

I think that is because it is a photo. I bet..


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Theres some updated photos of this theater build in progress in another thread on the 2.35:1 forum...
About 2/3rds of the way down you can see real life photos of it...
http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=561280
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I think that is because it is a photo. I bet..

I'm betting on a combination. I.E. some touchup work after a 360 camera "capture".


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That is a pure photo... no rendering in the latest image.
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Wow that's weird how the photo looks somehow unreal, maybe something about the lighting.
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Nice theater. That's a lot of lights for a room where the light will be off 99% of the time.

There are no stupid questions, but there are a LOT of inquisitive idiots. Me being one of them at times.

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Nice theater. That's a lot of lights for a room where the light will be off 99% of the time.

Didn't you notice they took 2 out for less light..hehe..


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Reaper & Dennis,
Holy smokes, you guys have out done yourself, it looks terrific.
From a design aspect, have you considered three arched panels (instead of two) on the rear wall, covering the door with the same fabric? Not to hide it mind you, but, the six panel door detracts from this wonderfully detailed space.

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Didn't you notice they took 2 out for less light..hehe..

Actually, i think once the room was complete and its acoustics measured, it was determined that those two bulb locations were slightly too reflective. Philips is busy working on a bulb surface that is a little more diffusive as we speak...



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Two bulbs!?! Looks like three to me.

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Door...let's understand this room belongs to the client, not the designer.

The entry to the room is through a hidden door ... in other words, you have to find the right bookcase to swing open to enter the lobby (fuzzy photo not attached).
We have a double communicating door to the mechanical room.
Attached are 'progress' photos so you can see what we started with.

Yes..the final photo was taken before the room was complete.

I want to also thank Reaper for his fine work. On projects like this, such accurate renderings save time, effort and "do overs".
LL
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Here's the concealed door into the mechanical space (actually, you cannot see the double communicating door...all you see is the access to that door.
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This theater is located directly over the master bedroom. The theater is not heard in the master bedroom below.

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ice theater. That's a lot of lights for a room where the light will be off 99% of the time.

Code requires n number of foot candles at 3' AFF. The code authors and inspectors tend to not care how often they are used or if you dim them. Another code matter in this room is the fire sprinkler system. In this room the sprinklers are very well hidden from view (frankly, the fire marshall had a hard time as well until we pointed them out.)

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I'm betting on a combination. I.E. some touchup work after a 360 camera "capture".

Absolutely no touch up work was done on these photos. What you're seeing is what came off the card in the camera.

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Wow that's weird how the photo looks somehow unreal, maybe something about the lighting.

Yeah, that kind of fooled me too.
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Bravo!!! Well done.

From color and texture, to the "Old World Opulence" feel - all I can say is "wow!"

Reaper and Dennis, ya'll do terrific work!

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