With its perforated dome, the twelve-year-old San Carlos (CA) Library, designed by Swatt Miers Architects,Â turned out to be one of the best places to view the solar eclipse a few weeks ago. The designâ€”which projected thousands of little crescent moons over the main lobby entranceâ€”was inspired by architect George Miersâ€™ wife.Â â€œWe wanted to bring in light, but a traditional skylight over that type of space would overpower it. Luckily, my wife had this old colander. I built the model with the colander in it,â€ said Miers. Â The architect developed a random pattern for the ceiling and fabricated it with Los Angeles-based Ceilings Plus.