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VIEW is a British picture library representing the archives of over 50 photographers with a special interest in architecture and design. Our photographers are carefully chosen for the quality and range of their international work. From Ando to Foster to Zumthor, we have thoughtful photography in individual personal styles. Whether you need pictures of an airport, a staircase, a pediment or a pop-up bar, the VIEW collection can supply an evocative image to fill the page, or the frame.. read more


  • Cob Corner

    Cob Corner

    ©Joakim Borén
    David Sheppard and his wife bought a ruined Linhay barn sixteen years ago and it took them two years to make it habitable and a further fourteen years to complete. The brief was to make a home but to retain the qualities of barn in its raw material aesthetic, retaining its fundamental elements - circular stone columns from ground to eaves intrinsic to a Devon "Linhay" and the Cob wall that is 500mm thick, 14m long and 4.0m high. The planning laws at the time prohibited conversion of "ruined" barns and had a 10% restriction on rebuilding stone walls so we infilled with glass mitigating both. Winner of RIBA Regional Awards South West and Wessex and on the Long list for the RIBA House of the Year Awards. Desrcibed by the judges: “The house has a primeval feel, in short it is a deeply sensory experience. This is a mature work by a local master of regional architecture.”

  • Renzo’s Botin

    Renzo’s Botin

    ©Inigo Bujedo Aguirre
    The Centro Botín is an arts centre designed by Pritzker Prize-winner architect Renzo Piano, in co-authorship with luis vidal + architects. It is located in a privileged part of Santander and uses a broader urban intervention to integrate the city centre and the historic Pereda Gardens with the Bay. The building has a total built-up area spanning 8,739 m², which is made up of two blocks, connected by a structure of squares and the walkways known as – “the pachinko”. The west block is dedicated to art, with two exhibition rooms measuring a total of 2,500 m2; and the east block is for cultural and educational activities, boasting an auditorium for 300 people, classrooms, work spaces, and a rooftop terrace to enjoy the breathtaking views of Santander and its Bay.

  • Palace of Justice

    Palace of Justice

    ©Edmund Sumner
    Palace of Assembly is a legislative assembly designed by noted architect Le Corbusier and located in Chandigarh, build around 1950s India. It is part of the The Capitol Complex, which comprises three buildings: Legislative Assembly, Secretariat and High Court This building was designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2016.



    Opening in September [for Open House London 2017] at the Battersea Power Station' s Village Hall, VIEW exhibited for the first time a comprehensive selection from the Power Station Archive. VIEW was c…
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  • EXPO ASTANA … part 2 …

    Inigo Bujedo Aguirre's essay on the pavilions of EXPO 2017 in Astana is now complete: with a tour of the city and more pavilions of varying complexity. Many wide screens to contemplate and a host of w…
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