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Architects in the First World War

More than 1300 RIBA Members and students served in the armed forces during WWI. Find out about their stories by exploring items in the RIBA Collections and memorials at 66 Portland Place.

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Revealing the Roundhouse

From Victorian train turntable to RIBA Award-winning revamped arts venue: discover the architectural history of the iconic Roundhouse, where this year's RIBA Stirling Prize party will take place, through photographs and drawings from the RIBA Collections.

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Pablo Bronstein: the street tour

Explore Pablo Bronstein's intricate drawings and compare them to the buildings themselves using our interactive Google map.

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James Stirling in Technicolour

James Stirling was renowned for his clashing palette of primary colours which feature strikingly in his work. While mostly celebrated, his embrace and use of loud colours has sometimes put him at odds with those looking for a more muted palette, but has always left a bold impression on the people he met.

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Brutalism: an architectural style guide

Brutalism is a style with an emphasis on materials, textures and construction, producing highly expressive forms


Merrett Houmøller's Befriending Kitchen

This summer RIBA is exhibiting responses to an open-call for architectural ideas that go Beyond Borders. Find out how one of the three selected installations, Merrett Houmøller's mobile Befriending Kitchen for The British Red Cross has been put to use on the Fourth Floor Terrace of 66 Portland Place.

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