January 6, 2014

San Juan Capistrano Public Library

I did not have to go far to find a hidden architectural gem. Located in San Juan Capistrano, California, it is one of the most interesting public library that I have visited. Designed by architect Michael Graves, the interior is filled with reading nooks where you can sit and enjoy a good book. Even though there interior is filled with heavy columns and architectural details, Mr. Graves infused a lot of natural light through the use of beautiful skylights. The library is wrapped around an exterior courtyard that contains a reflecting pool. Overall, the complex is filled with vertical lines.

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