North Beach Library

Job Location: San Francisco, CA
Architect: Leddy Maytum Stacy Architects
Lighting Designer: Leddy Maytum Stacy Architects
Photographer: Steve Lerum
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Located at the central crossroads of North Beach, with spectacular city views and lively urbanity, the North Beach Branch Library creates a valuable civic amenity for the neighborhood. The A4 | Arcature4 is wall-mounted to the top of the library stacks, providing a comfortable and even distribution, both directly on the books and indirectly for ambient lighting. Recessed D5 | accolade5 fixtures illuminate the second floor of this two-story complex, creating a comfortable space to study, read, learn and relax. The design takes full advantage of the neighborhood views to the bay, Coit Tower, Saints Peter and Paul Church, and the TransAmerica Pyramid.