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Mary Ward Settlement (Passmore Edwards Settlement Buildings), Tavistock Place, London: the hall, looking towards the platform

RIBA134787
Smith & Brewer
NOTES: The Mary Ward Settlement (originally known as the Passmore Edwards Settlement Buildings) was founded in the 1890s by Mary Augusta Ward under the financial patronage of John Passmore Edwards. It aimed to provide facilities to 'improve the the religious, moral, intellectual or physical well-being of the people of London' and was also notable for housing the first fully equipped classrooms for children with disabilities. See RIBA86185 for a photoprint of this image. See RIBA155151 for a colour version of this image.

Mary Ward Settlement (Passmore Edwards Settlement Buildings), Tavistock Place, London: detail of the Palladian style window over the main entrance to the hall

RIBA134788
Smith & Brewer
NOTES: The Mary Ward Settlement (originally known as the Passmore Edwards Settlement Buildings) was founded in the 1890s by Mary Augusta Ward under the financial patronage of John Passmore Edwards. It aimed to provide facilities to 'improve the the religious, moral, intellectual or physical well-being of the people of London' and was also notable for housing the first fully equipped classrooms for children with disabilities. Seel RIBA86183 for a photoprint of this image.

Horyu-ji Temple, Horyu-ji Sannai, Ikaruga-cho, Nara Prefecture: the western precinct seen from the Great South Gate with the pagoda (Goju-no-To) on the left, the main hall (Kondo) on the right and the Great Lecture hall (Daikodo) in the centre

RIBA135710
NOTES: Founded in the 7th century the Horyu-ji Buddhist Temple is considered to be one of the oldest extant wooden buildings in the world. It is also a UNESCO world heritage site. A massive restoration programme was begun in 1934 and not completed until 1985. The temple complex is made of two areas, the Sai-in in the west and the To-in in the east. It also encompasses a five-storey pagoda and the main hall, known as the Kondo, both located in the western half of the complex.

Horyu-ji Temple, Horyu-ji Sannai, Ikaruga-cho, Nara Prefecture: the western precinct with the pagodo (Goju-no-To) to the left and the main hall (Kondo) on the right

RIBA135711
NOTES: Founded in the 7th century the Horyu-ji Buddhist Temple is considered to be one of the oldest extant wooden buildings in the world. It is also a UNESCO world heritage site. A massive restoration programme was begun in 1934 and not completed until 1985. The temple complex is made of two areas, the Sai-in in the west and the To-in in the east. It also encompasses a five-storey pagoda and the main hall, known as the Kondo, both located in the western half of the complex.

Horyu-ji Temple, Horyu-ji Sannai, Ikaruga-cho, Nara Prefecture: the western precinct with the main hall (Kondo) in the foregroung and the pagoda (Goju-no-To) in the background

RIBA135712
NOTES: Founded in the 7th century the Horyu-ji Buddhist Temple is considered to be one of the oldest extant wooden buildings in the world. It is also a UNESCO world heritage site. A massive restoration programme was begun in 1934 and not completed until 1985. The temple complex is made of two areas, the Sai-in in the west and the To-in in the east. It also encompasses a five-storey pagoda and the main hall, known as the Kondo, both located in the western half of the complex.

Horyu-ji Temple, Horyu-ji Sannai, Ikaruga-cho, Nara Prefecture: the Great Lecture Hall in the western precinct

RIBA135713
NOTES: Founded in the 7th century the Horyu-ji Buddhist Temple is considered to be one of the oldest extant wooden buildings in the world. It is also a UNESCO world heritage site. A massive restoration programme was begun in 1934 and not completed until 1985. The temple complex is made of two areas, the Sai-in in the west and the To-in in the east. It also encompasses a five-storey pagoda and the main hall, known as the Kondo, both located in the western half of the complex.

Horyu-ji Temple, Horyu-ji Sannai, Ikaruga-cho, Nara Prefecture: western precinct, looking from the Great Lecture Hall (Daikodo), with the main hall (Kondo) on the left, the pagoda (Goju-no-To) on the right and the Great South Gate (Nandaimon) in the centre background

RIBA135715
NOTES: Founded in the 7th century the Horyu-ji Buddhist Temple is considered to be one of the oldest extant wooden buildings in the world. It is also a UNESCO world heritage site. A massive restoration programme was begun in 1934 and not completed until 1985. The temple complex is made of two areas, the Sai-in in the west and the To-in in the east. It also encompasses a five-storey pagoda and the main hall, known as the Kondo, both located in the western half of the complex.

Horyu-ji Temple, Horyu-ji Sannai, Ikaruga-cho, Nara Prefecture: the Great Lecture Hall (Daikodo), western precinct

RIBA135716
NOTES: Founded in the 7th century the Horyu-ji Buddhist Temple is considered to be one of the oldest extant wooden buildings in the world. It is also a UNESCO world heritage site. A massive restoration programme was begun in 1934 and not completed until 1985. The temple complex is made of two areas, the Sai-in in the west and the To-in in the east. It also encompasses a five-storey pagoda and the main hall, known as the Kondo, both located in the western half of the complex.

Horyu-ji Temple, Horyu-ji Sannai, Ikaruga-cho, Nara Prefecture: the Hall of Visions in the eastern precinct (Yumedono)

RIBA135719
NOTES: Founded in the 7th century the Horyu-ji Buddhist Temple is considered to be one of the oldest extant wooden buildings in the world. It is also a UNESCO world heritage site. A massive restoration programme was begun in 1934 and not completed until 1985. The temple complex is made of two areas, the Sai-in in the west and the To-in in the east. It also encompasses a five-storey pagoda and the main hall, known as the Kondo, both located in the western half of the complex.

Imperial Palace, Kyoto: outside the Shishinden compound looking through the secondary gate in the south-west corner of the compound towards the Shishinden Hall (Hall for State Ceremonies)

RIBA135722
NOTES: The present building dates from 1855, but attempts to reproduce the style of the original palace, which dates back to the 12th century. Like many wooden buildings in Japan, it was destroyed by fire and rebuilt several times over the course of its history.

Imperial Palace, Kyoto: looking through the Johmeimon Gate in the south wall of the compound towards the Shishinden Hall (Hall for State Ceremonies)

RIBA135723
NOTES: The present building dates from 1855, but attempts to reproduce the style of the original palace, which dates back to the 12th century. Like many wooden buildings in Japan, it was destroyed by fire and rebuilt several times over the course of its history.

Imperial Palace, Kyoto: inside the Shishinden compound looking towards the Shishinden Hall, with the Nikkamon Gate on the far right

RIBA135725
NOTES: The present building dates from 1855, but attempts to reproduce the style of the original palace, which dates back to the 12th century. Like many wooden buildings in Japan, it was destroyed by fire and rebuilt several times over the course of its history.
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