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Giraffe House, Whipsnade Zoo: a giraffe peering over the fence from the enclosure

RIBA Ref No RIBA49414
Architect/DesignerLubetkin & Tecton
Artist/PhotographerHavinden, John (1908-1987)
CountryUK: England
CityWhipsnade
Subject Date1934
Image Date1934
ViewExterior
StyleModern Movement
MediumPhotoprint
Library Reference5032/2
OrientationLandscape
Colour InfoBlack and white
CreditRIBA Collections
SubjectZoo buildings ; Brickwork ; Animals ; Timber construction ; Fences
NOTES: The construction is of timber-framed lattice between end walls of Fletton brick. A steel section was inserted in each of the walls to take the weight of the tall doors at either end. The original design was greatly modified as the enclosure was erected in a rush by unskilled local labour.
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