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RIBA Architectural Collections

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THE ROYAL INSTITUTE OF BRITISH ARCHITECTS (RIBA) HOLDS ONE OF THE LARGEST AND RICHEST COLLECTIONS OF ARCHITECTURAL DRAWINGS, MODELS, ARCHIVES, PHOTOGRAPHS AND BOOKS IN THE WORLD. You can explore it for yourself here: www.architecture.com/image-library (the largest architectural image library in the UK). For more about the collections visit: https://www.architecture.com/about/riba-library-and-collections Below are a few of my favourite items and those of the wonderful team I work with.

Miners' children in Ashington, Northumberland by the architectural photographer Edwin Smith KR. Kingdom Of Northumbria, North East England, Architectural Photographers, Coal Mining, Women's History, Historical Pictures, Newcastle, Countries, Britain

Miners' children in Ashington, Northumberland (1936) by the architectural photographer Edwin Smith (1912-1971). KR. [RIBA54186]

Welcome to RIBApix, the world of architecture. Founded in June 2005 and now celebrating its anniversary, RIBApix is a stunning visual archive of over digital images brought to you from the magnificent collections of the British Architectural Library. Digital Image, Modern Architecture, Double Helix, Model, Collection, Buildings, Designers, England, Zaragoza

The Tecton Group (1936) were founded in 1932 and pioneered radical new modernist architecture in England, although today they are best known for the double-helix shaped penguin house at London Zoo. KR (Francis Skinner, Eileen Murray, Margaret Church, Denys Lasdun, Lubetkin, Carl Ludwig Franck and Lindsey Drake) [RIBA2803-21]

The sumptuous gothic revival interior of the St Pancras Hotel and Chambers, London. KR (The Midland Grand Hotel designed by Sir George Gilbert Scott in photographed in Space Interiors, Grand Hotel, The St, Stairs, London, Explore, Dream Houses, Architecture, World

The sumptuous gothic revival interior of the St Pancras Hotel and Chambers, London. KR (The Midland Grand Hotel designed by Sir George Gilbert Scott in 1874, photographed in 1998) [RIBA2468-6]

CHEERFUL ATMOSPHERE… The architect’s ambition of transforming society through better buildings. KR (Explanatory drawing for Finsbury Health Centre, London by Tecton, Architecture Drawings, Modern Architecture, Glass Brick, Building Design, Centre, Health, Town Hall, Ambition, England

CHEERFUL ATMOSPHERE… The 1930s architect’s ambition of transforming society through better buildings. KR (Explanatory drawing for Finsbury Health Centre, London by Tecton, 1938) [RIBA35370]

Fine Art Print-The most famous buildings of the world Fine Art Print on Paper made in the UK Cathedral Architecture, Religious Architecture, Ancient Architecture, Architecture Plan, Famous Buildings, Portrait Images, Chichester, Ravenna, Wonderful Images

'The Most Famous Buildings in the World' (1880s) by Charles Robert Cockerell. A perfect evocation of the breadth of the RIBA's collections. KR. (The buildings depicted here include St Peter's Basilica, the Taj Mahal, Westminster Abbey, St Paul's Cathedral, Florence Cathedral, Bramante's Tempietto,The Pantheon, Pyramids, the Leaning Tower of Pisa, Crystal Palace, Victoria and Albert Museum and the Arc de Triomphe) [RIBA31368]

A design model of the Royal National Theatre on the South Bank, London - showing the theatre in relation to surrounding buildings, Waterloo Bridge and the River Thames. Royal National Theatre, Waterloo Bridge, River Thames, Design Model, Buildings, Around The Worlds, Collections, London, Models

A design model of the Royal National Theatre on the South Bank, London - showing the theatre in relation to surrounding buildings, Waterloo Bridge and the River Thames. KR. (Denys Lasdun & Partners, 1970) [RIBA28557]

The Agony in the Garden (design for a stained glass window by AWN Pugin from Agony In The Garden, Stained Glass Windows, Garden Design, Christ, Collections, History, Architecture, Wallpaper, Drawings

The Agony in the Garden (design for a stained glass window by AWN Pugin 1845) from #RIBACollections. @RIBA #MaundayThursday #GardenofGethsemane #Christ

- Christ appearing to Mary in the Garden (design for a stained glass window by AWN Pugin from Stained Glass Windows, Happy Easter, Watercolour, Garden Design, Christ, Gothic, Mary, Collections, History

#HappyEaster - Christ appearing to Mary in the Garden (design for a stained glass window by AWN Pugin 1845) from #RIBACollections. @RIBA #Easter #Christ #ChristusResurrexit #upandatthem #riseandshine #stainedglass #design #watercolour #Pugin #gothicrevival

The Entombment (on - Design for a stained glass window by AWN Pugin from Stained Glass Windows, Collections, Easter, History, Architecture, Drawings, Image, Design, Art

The Entombment (on #GoodFriday) - Design for a stained glass window by AWN Pugin (1845) from #RIBACollections. @RIBA #EasterWeek #Pugin #stainedglass #gothicrevival #Easter

from a nineteenth-century in the (but embarrassingly I've lost the details. Tower Of London, Buildings, Castle, Lost, Collections, Culture, History, Architecture, Image

#TowerofLondon (C11th) #London from a nineteenth-century #sketchbook in the #RIBACollections (but embarrassingly I've lost the details...sorry). #architecture #buildings #architecturalculture #romaneque #normanarchitecture #castle @historicroyalpalaces @RIBA

  Renaissance, Gothic, Collections, Lettering, Architecture, Building, Instagram Posts, Image, Art

Instagram post by Kent Rawlinson • Jun 27, 2017 at 2:18pm UTC

19 Likes, 2 Comments - Kent Rawlinson (@historyofplace) on Instagram: “From #RIBACollections: The Frontispiece of Leon Battista Alberti's 'De re aedificatoria' (On the…”

design for the porch of including a sketch of St Michael and Lucifer held in the wonderful Michael And Lucifer, Coventry Cathedral, St Michael, Middle Ages, Modern Architecture, Medieval, Porch, Cathedral Church, Explore

Kent Rawlinson on Instagram: “#basilspence’s design for the porch of @coventry_cathedral (1957), including a sketch of #epstein’s St Michael and Lucifer, held in the…”

#basilspences design for the porch of @coventry_cathedral (1957) including a sketch of #epsteins St Michael and Lucifer held in the wonderful #ribacollections @riba #architecture #architecturaldrawing #modernarchitecture #medieval #middleages #historicbuilding #heritage #cathedral #church

in ruins after air raid of 14 November 1940 from the held in the wonderful Coventry Cathedral, Air Raid, Middle Ages, Britain, Medieval, 14 November, Cathedral Church, Explore, History

Kent Rawlinson on Instagram: “@coventry_cathedral in ruins after air raid of 14 November 1940 from the #architecturalpressarchive held in the wonderful #ribacollections…”

@coventry_cathedral in ruins after air raid of 14 November 1940 from the #architecturalpressarchive held in the wonderful #ribacollections @riba @justinesambrook #architecture #architecturalphotography #blackandwhite #medieval #middleages #historicbuilding #heritage #history #ruin #cathedral #church