The RIBA has launched a new database of its 90,000 architectural heritage images from around the world, ranging from ancient monuments to contemporary shots of Modernist icons
The institute said highlights of RIBApix included the world’s largest collection of 16th-century drawings by Andrea Palladio, as well as drawings by Christopher Wren and Ernö Goldfinger.
Also included are sketches by Augustus Pugin, including designs for the Houses of Parliament, and photography by John Maltby, Edwin Smith, Henk Snoek, and John Donat.
As well as architecture, the collection has extensive images of interior design, landscape, topography, planning, construction and the decorative arts.
The images can be browsed for free, or bought either in digital form or as prints.