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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RIBA136845Children's Playground, Belgravia House, Clarence Avenue, Clapham Park Estate, Lambeth

 
RIBA136846Children's Playground, Belgravia House, Clarence Avenue, Clapham Park Estate, Lambeth

 
RIBA136847Children's Playground, Belgravia House, Clarence Avenue, Clapham Park Estate, Lambeth


RIBA136848Children's Playground, Belgravia House, Clarence Avenue, Clapham Park Estate, Lambeth

 
RIBA136849Children's Playground, Belgravia House, Clarence Avenue, Clapham Park Estate, Lambeth

 
RIBA136850Children's Playground, Belgravia House, Clarence Avenue, Clapham Park Estate, Lambeth


RIBA136919Montage images from 'Civilia' (proposed new city in Warwickshire) created for a special issue of the 'Architectural review', June 1971: a bar or restaurant situated in a modern shopping precinct, with a transport hub and sports' hall

 
RIBA136920Montage images from 'Civilia' (proposed new city in Warwickshire) created for a special issue of the 'Architectural review', June 1971: view showing a mixture of residential buildngs and commercial buildings

 
RIBA136921Montage images from 'Civilia' (proposed new city in Warwickshire) created for a special issue of the 'Architectural review', June 1971: photograph and drawing of a city on a hill


RIBA136922Montage images from 'Civilia' (proposed new city in Warwickshire) created for a special issue of the 'Architectural review', June 1971

 
RIBA136923Montage images from 'Civilia' (proposed new city in Warwickshire) created for a special issue of the 'Architectural review', June 1971

 
RIBA136924Montage images from 'Civilia' (proposed new city in Warwickshire) created for a special issue of the 'Architectural review', June 1971


RIBA136925Montage images from 'Civilia' (proposed new city in Warwickshire) created for a special issue of the 'Architectural review', June 1971

 
RIBA136926Montage images from 'Civilia' (proposed new city in Warwickshire) created for a special issue of the 'Architectural review', June 1971

 
RIBA136928Montage images from 'Civilia' (proposed new city in Warwickshire) created for a special issue of the 'Architectural review', June 1971


RIBA136929Montage images from 'Civilia' (proposed new city in Warwickshire) created for a special issue of the 'Architectural review', June 1971

 
RIBA136930Montage images from 'Civilia' (proposed new city in Warwickshire) created for a special issue of the 'Architectural review', June 1971: detail of a quayside

 
RIBA136931Montage images from 'Civilia' (proposed new city in Warwickshire) created for a special issue of the 'Architectural review', June 1971: the marina


RIBA137218Montage images from 'Civilia' (proposed new city in Warwickshire) created for a special issue of the 'Architectural review', June 1971: the marina

 
RIBA137221Montage images from 'Civilia' (proposed new city in Warwickshire) created for a special issue of the 'Architectural review', June 1971: the cliffhanger restaurant

 
RIBA137315Grjotagata street, Grjotaþorp (Grjoti village), Reyjkavik


RIBA137316Grjotagata street, Grjotaþorp (Grjoti village), Reyjkavik

 
RIBA137317Grjotagata street, Grjotaþorp (Grjoti village), Reyjkavik

 
RIBA137318Grjotagata street, Grjotaþorp (Grjoti village), Reyjkavik


RIBA137319Grjotagata street, Grjotaþorp (Grjoti village), Reyjkavik

 
RIBA137320House overlooking the harbour at Stykkisholmur

 
RIBA137321Flatey Church, Flatey Island, West Fjords


RIBA137322House and buildings on Flatey Island, West Fjords

 
RIBA137323House (Myllustadir) and buildings on Flatey Island, West Fjords

 
RIBA137324House (Mykkystadir) and buildings on Flatey Island, West Fjords


RIBA137325Houses and buildings on Flatey Island, West Fjords

 
RIBA137326Houses and buildings on Flatey Island, West Fjords

 
RIBA137327Corrugated iron house, Solgata 2, Isafjordur