Wednesday, 3 February 2010

RIBA









The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) at 66 Portland Place, London is a 1930s listed building designed by the architect George Grey Wornum.
I used to spend one day a week working here in the architectural library helping sort through boxes of old photographs from the collection. I remember looking forward each week to seeing which photographer I'd get to archive. The library has an extensive photographic collection, a selection of which can be purchased online. Have a look, as it's a fantastic resource to browse through.

I recently met a friend here for lunch and altough we were a bit disappointed with the food, we relished the atmosphere surrounded by chattering architects, in the architectural elegance of the 1930s restaurant.


7 comments:

  1. i'm going to put this place on my list of spots to wander around in london. i love it -- thanks for the peek.

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  2. love the black and white photo of the coffee shop

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  3. what great high ceilings and what a great part-time job you had there!
    shame about the quality of the food when it's obviously such a wonderful building.

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  4. what a beautiful architecture! i love art deco designs from 30s. and your shots are perfect as always.

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  5. yep.
    next time in London I'll do it !

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