Welcome to RIBApix, a growing database dedicated to providing you with exceptional and unique images from the collections of the British Architectural Library at the Royal Institute of British Architects, the world’s most extensive visual archive devoted to architecture.

RIBApix covers world architecture of all periods together with related subjects such as interior design, landscape, topography, planning, construction and the decorative arts. Many of the images are also of social documentary importance.

You can use the Quick search box above to do simple free–text searches. You may also simply Browse the entire collection. For more structured searching by categories such as architect and building you should use Advanced search or Subject search.

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All images on this site are the copyright of the Royal Institute of British Architects, but low resolution copies may be downloaded free of charge for personal use or teaching purposes.

Higher resolution files suitable for most types of publication or prints for private use may be ordered through this site. Our Terms and Conditions give more information on reproduction rights.

Although images are constantly being added to our online image database, these form only a small proportion of the many millions we have in stock. You can find more details of these by visiting the RIBA Library Catalogue or simply Contact us.