Out with the old, in with this new reference-level home cinema wrapped in glorious Art Nouveau trimmings.

This custom home cinema from Wavetrain Cinemas replaced a previous home cinema in the same space. You might think that would simplify things considerably, compared with converting a basement room or starting from scratch with a concrete shell. But as Wavetrain’s David Moseley explains, that would depend on the quality of the original cinema design.

“The cinema as it was had significant issues to overcome,” he tells Sound+Image. “The client’s inspiration for the new design was a previous ‘Art Nouveau’ cinema we had created — but that had been a room with 3.2-metre ceilings…

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