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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


  • weavers’ house

    weavers’ house

    ©Dennis Gilbert
    In the heart of East London is one of the finest Georgian houses in Spitalfields. The four-bay wide, five-storey townhouse was built by the original owner who happened to be a joiner and cabinet-maker and therefore features an exceptional oak staircase and timber panelling in the principal rooms. When Julian Harrap Architects implemented the first phase of works to the grade II listed building, the house was structurally in serious danger of collapse. The central spine wall was virtually non-existent evidenced by the floors in the middle of the house which had an exaggerated deflection due to the lack of adequate structural support. JHA’s solution involved threading a new steel structure within the existing historic elements to minimise the impact of any modern interventions. Also, to retain the appearance of the distorted, sagging floors the new steel beams were cranked to follow the timber floor deflection.

  • cans of fish

    cans of fish

    ©Nathan Willock
    Sardinen Bar is a gourmet bistro in Schöneberg and is all about canned fish, which is considered a delicacy in France and Portugal. Needless to say, the canned goods served here have absolutely nothing to do with the supermarket variety. Every single brand is hand-picked by owner Thomas Vetter, who came to love canned fish during his international career as a chef and opened this very special restaurant in 2016. The renovation of the restaurant was lead by Schneider Oelsen architects

  • new cinema

    new cinema

    ©Dennis Gilbert
    de Paor's Pálás cinema occupies the site of a former 1820s Georgian merchant’s house in the heart of the Galway’s atmospheric Latin Quarter, a stone’s throw from Spanish Arch and the banks of the Claddagh River. It is a soaring, seven-storey monolith comprising of a three-screen independent cinema and ground floor restaurant and bar. Boxy lettering that spells out both the English and Gaelic versions of the cinema's name – Palace and Palas – is cast into the sides of the building


  • BARBICAN at 50

    It has been 50 years since the first residents moved into the Barbican Estate in 1969. The former Cripplegate area, destroyed by a bombing in December 1940, was to be the site where architects Peter…
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  • Cambridge Women’s College adds a new building

    The Dorothy Garrod building comprises a new entrance, a welcoming Porters’ Lodge, conference facilities, a rooftop gym, staff offices, meeting and supervision rooms, 86 generous en-suite studen…
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