Best Media Room (over £15,000)
Winner: MR Domotica for Rural Media
MR Domotica triumphed in this category for the realisation of a highend media room that demonstrated no aesthetic concession. Designed as part of the renovation of a rural farmhouse in The Netherlands, the system incorporates the latest in home electronic technology; all seamlessly integrated into the fabric of this rustic interior and brought together by a unifying Crestron control system.
With just one touch of the wireless touchpanel, blinds close, lighting dims and the open-plan lounge is transformed into a fully functioning media room. An authentic home cinema experience is delivered with the use of a Projection Design Avielo projector, used in combination with a Steward projection screen. Amongst the room's impressive array of audiovisual sources are a Kaleidescape media server, PlayStation 3, Crestron radio tuners, satellite TV and BluRay.
A Rotel RSX-1550 5-channel receiver is at the heart of the audio system, whilst a Sonance amplifier delivers 7.1 Dolby surround-sound to the living room area and is controllable via the Crestron system for seamless, two-way communication.