3234 Navajo Street – LoHi
TreeHouse Real Estate
Tres Birds Workshop
Built on the site of the historic Pagliacci’s Italian restaurant, Lumina was completed in 2015 offering 61 for-rent apartments, along with a ground-floor restaurant space and multiple other street-level retail spaces.
Lumina, which means “light,” was inspired by symmetry patterns found in Middle Eastern art. The anodized aluminum screens that wrap the building create dynamic shadows across the building’s façade and into the units while creating shade from the intense Southwestern sunshine. At night, the warm interior light from the units illuminating the screens from within the building creates an effect similar to a massive Moroccan lantern. The anodized screens and the shadow patterns they naturally create was featured in the Denver Art Museum’s “The Light Show” exhibit (below). The units at Lumina are built around a central atrium amenity naturally day-lit by solar tubes arranged to mimic a constellation of stars.