Art Block American School London

©Dennis Gilbert ASL

Museo Internacional del Barroco MIB

©Edmund Sumner MIB

Museo Internacional del Barroco MIB

©Edmund Sumner MIB

The Oculus WTC Transportation Hub

©Hufton + Crow oculus

The Oculus WTC Transportation Hub

©Hufton + Crow oculus

The Oculus WTC Transportation Hub

©Hufton + Crow oculus

The Oculus WTC Transportation Hub

©Hufton + Crow oculus

Design Museum

©Richard Chivers   design

Design Museum

©Richard Chivers design

Design Museum

©Richard Chivers design

Belarusian Memorial Chapel

©Joakim Boren chapel

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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

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  • Design Museum re-opens

    Design Museum re-opens

    ©Richard Chivers
    Following a long search for larger premises, in 2008 the Design Museum selected the former 1960's Commonwealth Institute building in Kensington High Street as its new home. This unique landmark, Grade II* listed, stood vacant for over a decade, but now has been transformed by John Pawson. OMA were responsible for the overall master plan with Allies and Morrison in charge of the refurbishment of the exterior.

  • Mexican Fire Station

    Mexican Fire Station

    ©Ed Reeve
    Ave Fenix fire station was developed on a plot that had suffered from a tragic fire. It was conceived as an urban landmark, not only to function as a fire station but also a leading training academy and centre for the community. The building’s exterior façade is a solid aluminum box with glass strips to create a random light display at night. This construction rises up from street level and creates an open space to the public, revealing the fire station’s forecourt and parking bays. A drop-shaped stairwell clad in red glass contains the main staircase and symbolizes the fire, while several other openings in the roof provide ventilation and lighting for the building’s interior.

  • The Optic Cloak

    The Optic Cloak

    ©Andy Stagg
    [Also known as the Greenwich Energy Centre]. Conrad Shawcross had the idea to transform the original design of the Energy Centre’s flue from a heavy, traditional frame into a lightweight structure, all the while creating something beautiful. Not only does the new design significantly reduce the frame’s weight by 40%, the moiré effect creates transparency. The Energy Centre is the largest new build residential heat network in Europe, saving 15,000 tonnes of carbon every year. Heat energy will be distributed via a district heating network from the Energy Centre across the Peninsula’s 150 acres.

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  • Koepel op de Overplaats

    Located in a 17th century estate close to Haarlem (The Netherlands) this dome (Literally theekoepel= tea dome) was the winning entry of a design competition to replace the original dome that had been …
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  • Art Building American School London

    The new building’s sculptural quality is fitting to the work that goes on inside. The façade is a unique piece of design that draws on the timeless quality of stone. It is the product of close coll…
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