Symond Residence

Sydney, Australia

SHA was engaged by a prominent Australian businessman to ensure that the quality and control of sound in his 55,000-square-foot home was second to none. Beyond providing acoustic-upgrade recommendations to rooms and systems throughout the home, our focus was on two premier spaces—the 28-seat private cinema and the live-event space that could seat up to 200 people. Working with theater-design legend Theo Kalomirakis, we were able to provide the most immersive sound available at the time in the cinema and have since orchestrated several upgrades, including a recent Atmos transformation. The event space was created in tandem with the architect and included a unique barrel-vault ceiling consisting of round-doweled wood members. The acoustic design of this ceiling allowed for 28 channels of immersive audio to pass through to the audience for both live concerts and video presentations, as well as to conceal a significant amount of acoustic treatment. SHA recently returned to perform a high-level calibration of this room for all uses to ensure that the celebrity artists from all over the world who have performed in this unique space continue to rave about its sound quality.

Architect | Alec Tzannes

Designer | Theo Kalomirakis

Photos  Wingadal LLC

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