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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


  • Dulwich Picture Gallery Pavilion

    Dulwich Picture Gallery Pavilion

    ©Joakim Borén
    Comment from Architects' Journal: the pavilion’s design is a contemporary response to Soane’s Dulwich Picture Gallery, marking its 200th anniversary as well as the launch of the London Festival of Architecture. The structure consists of a series of 5.5m high, 50mm thick mirrored panels, only three of which are structural – the rest being moveable – supporting a lightweight timber and metal mesh roof. The roof appears to float above the panels’ reflective surfaces, which optically disappear at different angles, scrambling views of the monolithic brick façades of Soane’s gallery and its landscape setting – making nature and architecture appear to merge. The pavilion will provide a temporary events space and bar for the gallery, allowing for an expansion of its events programme before it closes on 8 October.

  • H & de M’s Luxury in NY

    H & de M’s Luxury in NY

    ©Raimund Koch
    Designed by Herzog & de Meuron, 56 Leonard Street is an 831 foot tall, 57-storey luxury condominium tower located in Downtown Manhattan's Tribeca district, a mostly low-rise and height-restricted historic district. The building houses 145 flats, each one with its own unique floor plan and private outdoor space. The project is conceived as a stack of individual houses, where each is unique and identifiable within the overall stack.

  • Jumaa Mosque Doha

    Jumaa Mosque  Doha

    ©Edmund Sumner
    The design of the Jumaa Mosque fuses Modernist ideas with an historically familiar arrangement of Islamic volumes, spaces and thresholds. The scheme uses local stone, craft techniques and interpretive details. The architect McAslan's concept has evolved from the traditional Qatari mosque and follows the principles of simplicity, functionality and spirituality, combined with a modern interpretation of materiality and order. A key challenge of the design was ensuring that the entrances to the Mosque and the interior spaces once inside, were able to be accessed separately by men and women, in accordance with Islamic customs.


  • Municipal Library Bonn

    The refurbishment and extension of a listed building to be used as Municipal Library and Adult Education Center. The old 'Stadthaus' was designed in 1926 by the architect German Bestelmeyer. Demolitio…
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  • JAPANESE HOUSE banners

    A selection of VIEW's Japanese houses to co-incide with the Barbican Gallery exhibition until 25 June 2017. All images are ©Edmund Sumner About the Barbican show: As well as the full-size recre…
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