The author’s CAD workspace for the home cinema allowed a big canvas that was easy to navigate and manipulate.
The author mapped the geometry of the room into flat planes inside the CAD workspace, allowing accurate design and panel placement
The completed panels line the walls of the home cinema.
Small components like the decorative light panel were hand-designed, and one quadrant was cut out with a jigsaw. Once he had a pattern he liked, he scanned it and sent the file to a graphic designer, who made a properly scaled file in Adobe Illustrator. The author then CNC-cut the panels from 1/4-inch MDF.
The entry stairs to a home cinema the author was commissioned to design and build are elliptical. After developing them in CAD, he broke the stairs into components that fit into 4-by-8-foot rectangles. Each of those files were saved separately and loaded into a CNC machine, then cut out of shop-grade birch plywood.
The stair parts were assembled in a few hours on site, and the completed stairs were wrapped in carpet
The author used the virtual design-space to organize artwork outside the home cinema—a key step to avoid damage to the hand-screened wallpaper.
All the delicate wall components were CNC-cut from lightweight MDF.