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Built in 1940, this Spanish Colonial style building has a distinctive timber ceiling and large continuous skylights. A series of tenants had left poor quality fixtures and lighting design. Loisos + Ubbelohde worked with the clients on a limited budget in order to impart a feeling of airy openness to the building, restoring the daylighting of the space and bringing up to date electric lighting, fixtures, and lighting controls.

The double height main exercise area posed some unique challenges for lighting. The floor area activities needed to be lit without creating uncomfortable glare for people looking up while exercising. At the same time, uplighting on the original wood ceiling had to be controlled to not cause glare for occupants on the mezzanines. Coordinating the lighting installation with the ceiling fans was also necessary. The translucent direct-indirect pendant fixtures dim in response to daylight and are luminous when off from daylight transmitted through the translucent lens.

 


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ARCHITECT
Loisos + Ubbelohde

LOCATION
Oakland, CA

STATUS
Occupied, 2015

Images by César Rubio.