The overall building was magnificent - the design, the functionality - their relationship to the neighborhood and the way the building honors the past and design aesthetics of the passionate people who built it.
he Building was built on a triangular plot, a combination of three smaller plants upon which sat two bungalows and the Pagliaci restaurant. (Lumina incorporated the Pagliaci signage throughout the space, including the clown which adorns the side of the upper level terrace.)
The southern stair tower is encased in solar panels - this reduces heat and helps to deflect some of the cost of cooling the structure. The round end that faces ! 25 is round for a purpose; the noise from the roadway is deflected by the curve of the building. It is very quiet in the living spaces as a result.
The most prominent features of the structure are the panels, there are several designs with various functions (including to absorb some of the sound), but the overall function is to aid in keeping the building cool. The panels facing west can slide back and forth to most effectively deflect the sun; the unit occupants control where to place them to most effectively reduce the heating effect from the setting sun.
I have attached photos for you to enjoy - the atrium is my favorite, I love the Ball chairs! I also love the Guggenheim-esque nature of the design, as it allows for air circulation as well as light and of course the openness helps create a sense of community.
Good design! - By: Jonathan Auty