As part of the International Living Future Institute’s Living Building Challenge Affordable Housing Pilot Program, BŌK Modern provided both our standard sunshade product, featuring a pinhole pattern, and a customized wallscreen cladding to the structure. Coliseum Place is a 59-unit large family project in a transit-rich location adjacent to the Coliseum BART Station that prioritized sustainability within its budget. The designers prioritized both energy reduction and visual perception that ensured the living space felt open and airy instead of enclosed by the panels in front of their windows.
The wallscreen’s repeating pattern covers a lengthy section of the structure’s facade from just above street level to the top roof on two sides. To control costs, the building employed a simple and efficient design with less exterior wall area and simplified detailing of the thermal envelope.
In addition to 11 one-bedrooms, 28 2-bedrooms, and 20 3-bedrooms units, the project has a community room, landscaped courtyard, auto and bike parking, and on-site property management and supportive services programming.
David Baker Architects