Architects’ artchitecture

Stalinist facade

This daunting Art Deco pile stands in the heart of London close to another – BBC Broadcasting House.

66 Portland Place is the headquarters of the Royal Institute of British Architects (Riba). It’s an elegant yet stark building constructed in the 1930s, full of style but with the austere chill of the Soviet era. The organisation’s lion emblem is stamped in details throughout.

It seemed only fitting to present this small collection of shots entirely in monochrome.

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Gallery entrance

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