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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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  • Stonebridge Park

    Stonebridge Park

    ©Dennis Gilbert
    New housing in London's Harlesden: the masterplan was defined by key vistas, active frontages, shared social spaces and access to daylight. Its enclosing forms produce 117 homes composed with three distinct types of accommodation; a mews terrace, villa apartments and the rotunda. These wrap around a central communal garden and a diverted feeder canal that will run through the heart of the development.

  • 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.

  • Victoria Baths Manchester

    Victoria Baths Manchester

    ©Dennis Gilbert
    Swimmers snap up tickets for first dip in Manchester's Victoria Baths in 24 years. When it opened in 1906, Victoria Baths was described as “the most splendid municipal bathing institution in the country” and “a water palace of which every citizen of Manchester can be proud”. The council closed the baths in 1993 because of budget pressures, immediately prompting a crusade to reopen them. Next month the dream will come one step closer to reality when members of the public are invited to bathe in one of the pools for the first time since its closure as part of an ongoing funding drive. [The Guardian]

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  • 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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