Margate harbour, Kent

Lighting the Way 

Images of Lighthouses from the RIBA Collections

Of the many navigational aids lighthouses are perhaps the most symbolic and, frequently by virtue of the need to construct them in wild and rugged locations, some of the most challenging to build.

This article about five very different lighthouses from 1543 to 1960 is accompanied by the gallery below showing the wide range of images of lighthouses held in the RIBA Collections.

All of the images are available to download, purchase or license as well as other images here with a nautical theme.  

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RIBA4290Row houses 28, 29, 30, Am Weissenhof, Weissenhofsiedlung, Stuttgart: detail of the street entrance to one of the three houses

 
RIBA4291Bergisel ski jump, near Innsbruck: the pinnacle of the run and tower head

 
RIBA4292Bergisel ski jump, near Innsbruck


RIBA4293Bergisel ski jump, near Innsbruck

 
RIBA4294Bergisel ski jump, near Innsbruck: the underside of the run showing the supporting structure and the tower head

 
RIBA4295Stage of the Sossnoff Theater, Richard B Fisher Center for the Performing Arts, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson


RIBA4296Acoustic element in the Sossnoff Theater, Richard B Fisher Center for the Performing Arts, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson

 
RIBA4297Richard B Fisher Center for the Performing Arts, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson

 
RIBA4298Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson


RIBA4299Lois & Richard Rosenthal Center for Contemporary Art, Cincinnati: stairs

 
RIBA4300Lois & Richard Rosenthal Center for Contemporary Art, Cincinnati: lobby

 
RIBA4301Lois & Richard Rosenthal Center for Contemporary Art, Cincinnati


RIBA4302Lois & Richard Rosenthal Center for Contemporary Art, Cincinnati: atrium

 
RIBA4303Lois & Richard Rosenthal Center for Contemporary Art, Cincinnati

 
RIBA4304Lois & Richard Rosenthal Center for Contemporary Art, Cincinnati


RIBA4305Lois & Richard Rosenthal Center for Contemporary Art, Cincinnati, at dusk

 
RIBA4306Walt Disney Concert Hall, Los Angeles: pre-concert area

 
RIBA4307Walt Disney Concert Hall, Los Angeles


RIBA4308Walt Disney Concert Hall, Los Angeles

 
RIBA4309Walt Disney Concert Hall, Los Angeles

 
RIBA4310Walt Disney Concert Hall, Los Angeles


RIBA4311Walt Disney Concert Hall, Los Angeles

 
RIBA4312Housing, Solarcity, Linz

 
RIBA4313Housing, Solarcity, Linz


RIBA4314Housing, Solarcity, Linz

 
RIBA4315McCormick Tribune Campus Center, Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago

 
RIBA4316McCormick Tribune Campus Center, Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago: broadband cafe


RIBA4317McCormick Tribune Campus Center, Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago: corridor

 
RIBA4318McCormick Tribune Campus Center, Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, at dusk

 
RIBA4319McCormick Tribune Campus Center, Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago: Mies entrance


RIBA4320Ray and Maria Stata Center for Computer, Information and Intelligence Sciences, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge

 
RIBA4321Ray and Maria Stata Center for Computer, Information and Intelligence Sciences, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge

 
RIBA4322Ray and Maria Stata Center for Computer, Information and Intelligence Sciences, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge