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Design for Hallfield Primary School: Site plan showing the school buildings represented as natural plant forms

Architect: Drake & Lasdun, 1950s

This drawing is part of the 'Design Processes|' resource box, available online or view the originals at the V&A.

Copyright: RIBA Library Drawings and Archives Collection

Teachers' downloads can be used in the classroom or as guidance for a group visit to RIBA's headquarters at 66 Portland Place or the RIBA Architecture Study Rooms or Architecture Gallery at the Victoria & Albert Museum, and provide an insight into the collections to support studies across the curriculum.

Teachers' notes|
Future classroom resources in development

Resource box downloads|:
Downloadable resources for the classroom and visits to the V&A

Lesson plans and schemes of work from RIBA past projects|

Architects in Residence|  
Handbook for projects with architects

 

Teachers' notes

In the autumn term of 2013 the RIBA will be launching a new suite of curriculum-linked resources for secondary school teachers to explore in their classrooms the British Architectural Library's world-class collections.

 

Resource box downloads

Design for Hallfield Primary School: ground floor plan with key and revisions

Design for Hallfield Primary School: ground floor plan with key and revisions

Architects: Drake & Lasdun, 1950s

This drawing is part of the 'Design Processes|' resource box, available online or view the originals at the V&A.

Copyright: RIBA Library Drawings and Archives Collection

Material from some of the Partnership's resource boxes| are available to download for use in the classroom and to print off before a visit to the V&A.

  • Exploring Skylines 
  • Designing Pattern 
  • Design processes

Exploring Skylines |

Suitable for Key stage 3-5 Art & Design

The resource asks students to explore a range of drawing approaches, discuss their views on historical and contemporary architecture and think about what they would like cities to look like in the future.

Classroom: Available for download and use in the classroom 

  • presentation
  • presentation / teachers' notes
  • images 

Visit: For use on your visit to the RIBA and V&A architecture collections at the V&A

  • Cast court, Room 46a
    Teachers' information, student activity and student extension activity sheets
  • Architecture Gallery, Room 128
    Teachers' information, student activity and student extension activity sheets

Designing Pattern|

Suitable for Key Stage 3-4 Design & Technology and Key Stage 3-4 Art & Design

Discover how patterns are used in architecture and interior design. Investigate how pattern motifs can reflect different cultural values and identity.

Classroom: Available for download and use in the classroom

  • presentation
  • images 

Visit: For use on your visit to the RIBA and V&A architecture collections at the V&A

  • teachers' notes for use in the Prints & Drawings Study Room
  • student activity sheets for Study Room and exhibition galleries in the museum 

Design Processes |

Suitable for Key Stage 3-4 Design & Technology

This resource explains the design processes used in architecture and shows how they can inspire and facilitate other design projects.

Classroom: Available for download use in the classroom

  • presentation with teachers' notes
  • images

Visit: For use on your visit to the RIBA and V&A architecture collections at the V&A

  • teachers' notes for use in the Architecture Gallery
  • student worksheets for museum activities  

Architects' Drawings and Ideas|

Suitable for Key Stage 3-5 Design & Technology

Classroom: Available for download use in the classroom

  • images

This resource contains a selection of some of the different types of drawings architects produce at different stages of the design process in order to develop and communicate their ideas. Produced in the 1770s to the late 1990s they also demonstrate how architects’ approaches to drawing and techniques have evolved over time. 
 

Lesson plans and schemes of work from RIBA past projects

Lambeth Palace, London: the remains of the chapel after bomb damage

Lambeth Palace, London: the remains of the chapel after bomb damage, 1950s

One of the images from the collections used in the online resource 'How did our local area change after World War II?|?'

Copyright: RIBA Library Photographs Collection

How did our local area change after World War II|?

Key Stages 3 and 4 History

Scheme of works, presentations, activity sheets, images and lesson plans to explore local history.

Greek Architecture in London|

Key Stage 5 Classical Civilisation

Images and lesson plan

 

Architects in Residence 

Step-by-step guide for teachers to set up a partnership with an Architects practice

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