RIBA

RIBA
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The Royal Institute of British Architects champions better buildings, communities and the environment through architecture and our members. We provide the standards, training, support and recognition that put our members – in the UK and overseas – at the peak of their profession.

With government, we work to improve the design quality of public buildings, new homes and new communities.

We also hold one of the largest and most important collections of architectural drawings, photographs and archives| in the world, and stage talks, exhibitions, events| and awards| (including the prestigious RIBA Stirling Prize) that help people see their surroundings in a completely new way.

Venue Type:

Gallery, Architecture centre

Opening hours

Mon - Sat 10.00 - 17.00

Closed: Sunday

Admission charges

Exhibitions: Free admission
Talks and other events: £8.50/5.50 (unless otherwise stated)
Please see www.architecture.com

Getting there

The nearest station's are Regents Park and Great Portland Street station - we are also only a short walk from Oxford Circus.

Additional info

From exhibitions and talks to conferences and awards, the RIBA Trust advances architectural and design excellence through engagement with everyone.

Our Exhibitions, Talks programme and our Library and Collections are open to both the public as well as members. The Collections are based both at 66 Portland Place, London W1 and the Victoria and Albert Museum, London SW7 as part of the V&A+RIBA Architecture Partnership. Please see www.architecture.com or www.vam.ac.uk/architecture for full details of opening times, education resources and all other events.

For full listings of our events programme please visit www.architecture.com

The RIBA British Architectural Library is a Designated Collection of national importance.

It is the largest and most comprehensive resource in the UK for research and information on all aspects of architecture, and one of the finest collections of architectural material in the world, with over 4 million items.

It comprises the Sir Banister Fletcher Library of books and periodicals, the photographs collection, and the drawing and archives collection which is housed at the Victoria and Albert Museum, as part of the V&A+RIBA Architecture Partnership.

Collection details

Photography, Design, Archives, Architecture

Key artists and exhibits

  • Designated Collection including the greatest collection of the work of Andrea Palladio in the world, as well as the main archives of architects such as Edwin Lutyens and Erno Goldfinger.
Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.
Building facade for a bar in Cabinteely, Dublin

We Live in the Office. A commission by Giles Round

  • 22 September 2016 — 5 February 2017 *on now

This autumn something out of the ordinary is happening at RIBA.

“Factories have been abandoned, offices have been emptied; schools and university campuses have been created in industrial areas; historic buildings have been transformed into banks and information technology centres; artisan sheds have become ateliers for design and fashion; industrial deposits have been recycled to create shopping malls; warehouses have become homes or theatres, offices have become art galleries or hotels; garages have become recording studios; basements have become research laboratories. One works at home and lives in the office.”
- Andrea Branzi

Come and explore the repurposed Architecture Gallery as the multi-disciplinary artist Giles Round focuses our attention on one of the most familiar and unavoidable architectural features of the city: the façade.

By turning the gallery into a production studio and shop, this exhibition questions the ways in which we collect, preserve and purchase façades today. Inspired by the work of a wide-range of architects in the RIBA’s Collections, it explores the increasing tension between the changing interior and static exterior of the architecture around us and our subsequently unreliable understanding of cities and spaces.

Exhibition sponsored by Wedge Group Galvanizing. With additional support from Cockayne - Grants for the Arts and The London Community Foundation.

Website

https://www.architecture.com/Explore/ExhibitionsandEvents/GilesRound/GilesRound.aspx

Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.
Architecture Drawing Day

Fun For All: Architecture Drawing Day

  • 8 October 2016 11am-4pm

Put pencil to paper in a day all about drawing! We've got workshops and activities for all ages and abilities. Whether you are a skilled draughtsman or a complete novice, there will be something on tap for you.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Website

https://www.architecture.com/WhatsOn/October2016/FunForAllArchitectureDrawingDay.aspx

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Design Day at the RIBA this October 2016

  • 24 October 2016 11am-4pm
  • 27 — 28 October 2016 11am-4pm

Print Shop
Monday 24 2016
It's the one-stop RIBA print shop! Use your favourite facades as inspiration to design and print your own tote bag to take home.

Funky Facades
Thursday 27 October 2016
Is architecture art? Ponder as you glaze your own architectural masterpiece on a take-away tile.

Architectural Mishmash
Friday 28 October 2016
Turn buildings inside-out as you mix and match interiors and exteriors.

Our learning events are inspired by ‘We all Live in the Office. A commission by artist Giles Round' and are led by professional educators. Materials included unless otherwise indicated. Please provide a packed lunch for your child.

Suitable for

  • 11-13
  • 14-15

Admission

£35 (£20 if eligible for free school meals) exc. booking fee. Booking online essential

Website

https://www.architecture.com/Explore/ExhibitionsandEvents/Workshops/Workshops.aspx#DesignDay

desing quest

Design Quest at the RIBA this October 2016

  • 25 — 28 October 2016

Office Mugs
Tuesday 25 October
Paint and take home your own mug inspired by great architects and artists.

The 2016 Starling Prize
Wednesday 26 October
Inspired by the annual RIBA Stirling Prize, build a home for an animal family. And the Starling Prize goes to…YOU!

Sew Cool
Thursday 27 October
Try some architecturally inspired printing on fabric and stitch a cuddly version of your favourite building.

Wallpaper Wow
Friday 28 October
Collage, print and stencil your own wallpaper before bringing it to life in a shadow puppet show.

Our learning events are inspired by ‘We all Live in the Office. A commission by artist Giles Round' and are led by professional educators. Materials included unless otherwise indicated. Please provide a packed lunch for your child.

Suitable for

  • 7-10
  • 5-6
  • Especially for children

Admission

£35 (£20 if eligible for free school meals) exc. booking fee. Booking online essential

Website

https://www.architecture.com/Explore/ExhibitionsandEvents/Workshops/Workshops.aspx#DesignQuest

Resources listed here may include websites, bookable tours and workshops, books, loan boxes and more. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all.

Le Corbusier Notes for Teachers

http://www.architecture.com/Files/RIBATrust/Programmes/CorbSchools/NotesForTeachers.pdf

This pack, developed in partnership by Places Matter! and Barbican Education, is inspired by the Le Corbusier: The Art of Architecture exhibition, providing ideas for related work for students and addressing the following questions: Why was Le Corbusier so important? How can he inspire school pupils today? Was he a hero or a villain? How did his ideas change the world? What were the design ideas he proposed? How did his design philosophy evolve? In what ways are these relevant to our understanding the design of the built environment today?

Architects in Residence

http://www.architecture.com/EducationAndCareers/ArchitectsinResidence

Architects in Residence is designed to support architects working with teachers on school-based projects in both primary and secondary schools and sixth form colleges.
The resource provides a step-by-step guide to setting up a school based architecture and built environment project. The project model is based on a practitioner partnership between an architect and a teacher and is recognised as CPD for both. It supports both individual projects between a single practitioner and school and larger programmes.
Architects in Residence has been developed and piloted in schools by the RIBA Trust in partnership with Arts Inform, with support from CABE.

Creator

  • RIBA Trust
  • Arts Inform

Publisher

  • RIBA Trust

How We Built Britain

http://www.architecture.com/HowWeBuiltBritain/Home.aspx

Explore a thousand years of British architecture with this online exhibition of photographs, drawings, books, models and manuscripts from the RIBA British Architectural Library, brought to you by RIBA in association with the BBC.
Encounter the wonder of medieval cathedrals, Tudor prodigy houses, Georgian model villages, Scottish baronial castles, Victorian viaducts and 60s tower blocks. Follow the social, political and economic trends that have shaped the unique appearance of Britain's cities, towns and countryside.

Le Corbusier Full Resource Pack

http://www.architecture.com/Files/RIBATrust/Programmes/CorbSchools/FullPack.pdf

This downloadable 20 page Full Pack provides a more in-depth outline through a question and answer format for teachers, illustrated with photos, relating the details of Le Corbusier's life and work. It is designed to assist in cross-curricular lesson planning through an exploration of architecture.

RIBApix

http://www.ribapix.com

A growing online database dedicated to providing you with exceptional and unique images from the collections of the British Architectural Library at the Royal Institute of British Architects, the world's most extensive visual archive devoted to architecture.
RIBApix covers world architecture of all periods together with related subjects such as interior design, landscape, topography, planning, construction and the decorative arts. Many of the images are also of social documentary importance.
All images on this site are copyright of the Royal Institute of British Architects, but low resolution copies may be downloaded for free for personal use or teaching purposes.

Getting there

The nearest station's are Regents Park and Great Portland Street station - we are also only a short walk from Oxford Circus.

RIBA
66 Portland Place
London
Greater London
W1B 1AD
England

Website

www.architecture.com

E-mail

info@riba.org

Telephone

0207 580 5533

Fax

0207 255 1541

All information is drawn from or provided by the venues themselves and every effort is made to ensure it is correct. Please remember to double check opening hours with the venue concerned before making a special visit.
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