Living & Media Rooms

There is nothing like a well-designed living room to enjoy family time and entertaining loved ones. It’s also one of the best places to showcase your design aesthetic by experimenting with color palettes, layers of texture and patterns and a variety of furniture layouts.
It’s meant to be comfortable, inviting, and full of style but most importantly a place for family and friends to meet, have fun and relax. 

Visible technology in a living room will in most cases detract from a well-designed space. Each living room has a different set of circumstances, and integrating a big screen, projector and speakers into the space, it can seem like a daunting task as every installation is different...

How does Barco Residential fit into this story?

Integration

As many clients and designers are not aware of the possibilities, often these living rooms will end up with relatively small consumer flat screens, as the alternative of having a projector, hanging from a pole in the middle of the room seems too horrible a prospect to conceive…

Fortunately, with Barco Residential, this dilemma can be a thing of the past. We hate the pole hanigng projectoras much as you do.
We have the technology to avoid that eyesore as we have built in Architectural integration tools to make sure the only thing you see is the picture.
Together with our partners, we can offer customized and architecturally integrated video solutions that go far beyond what any massproduced TV or home theater solution can offer. 
With early involvement in the design process, our Custom Integration partners can offer solutions that take into account all design elements in the room and allow creation of large screen visual experiences that can be hidden when not in use. Turn your living room into a large screen Home Theater or Gaming Space with the click of a button or a voice command, and just as easily turn it back into a living room.

Balder architectural integrated inside the ceiling, using an MMD from Display Technologies. When not in use, technology is completely hidden.

Loki built into the rear wall,  creating a rear projection TV perfect for ambient light in the room. Screen technology provided by Display Technologies or Barco.

Balder Cinemascope built into the rear wall, creating a scope rear projection TV, perfect for ambient light in the room. Screen technology provided by Display Technologies or Barco.

Medea built into the back wall using a vertical mirror mount from Display Technologies. Screen provided by Stewart Filmscreen. All technology hidden when not in use.

Njord built into the ceiling using an ultra short throw lens creating a perfect large image. All technology hidden when not in use.

The client had very limited space for projection and the solution was to use four small projectors and blend the images together. mounts and screen were provided by Barco.

Bookshelf projector

The project we have here was a living room project where the client wanted a big screen TV, which was considered easy for the architect, no changes to the room itself, just add a big TV over the fireplace.

The homeowner had assumed a TV was the logical solution, as there were large windows on the side, a fireplace in the front of the room, a large light fixture in the center of the room and a bookshelf on the entire backwall. These were all challenges that needed to be overcome.

Click here to see how we solved it

Turn your living room into your private theater

Imagine a dark, cold night. Wind is gusting and rain is pattering against the windows, fire is burning in the fireplace.
What better way to spend an evening like this than lay back on the sofa and be completely immersed in your favorite movie – all in the privacy of your own home. Barco Residential and their partners can help you create that perfect Private Theater in your own living room.

Window on the world

"Window on the World" is essentially a digital canvas that we use to create something ranging from resembling an actual window to mapping an entire wall in rooms that have less "real windows" or where you just want to create that fun experience. It opens up the experience of having ‘pushed over the wall’ and takes away the notion of ‘screen’, which fundamentally changes how people experience it.

Imagine using that to create a life-size ocean, your favorite city view, a castle or even an aquarium. This could also be used to bring the client’s own ocean view streamed from their beach home into their city residence, for example.

Rear projection window on the world installation where the windows are constructed to replicate normal windows, but instead of a view, the image is projected.

Rear projection window on the world installation where the windows are constructed to replicate normal windows, but instead of a view, the image is projected.
Rear projection window on the world installation where the windows are constructed to replicate normal windows, but instead of a view, the image is projected.
Rear projection window on the world installation where the windows are constructed to replicate normal windows, but instead of a view, the image is projected.
Rear projection window on the world installation where the windows are constructed to replicate normal windows, but instead of a view, the image is projected.
Rear projection window on the world installation where the windows are constructed to replicate normal windows, but instead of a view, the image is projected.

Window on the world Example

We have created an practical example to inspire architects and designers with the opportunities offered by Custom Integrators and Barco.See how we did it