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Electric Power Pavilion, Expo '70, Osaka: the circular cinema auditorium faced with mirror-glass in the centre and the pneumatic theatre on the left

RIBA23203
Murata, Yutaka
NOTES: The pneumatic theatre was designed by Y. Murata and the cinema-auditorium by J. Sakakura.

Theme pavilions, Cite du Havre peninsula, Expo '67, Montreal: 'Man in the community' pavilion on the left with the Labyrinth on the right

RIBA23213
Bland, LeMoyne & Shine
NOTES: Erickson & Massey designed the 'Man in the community' pavilion and Bland, LeMoyne & Shine designed the Labyrinth.

Theme pavilions, Expo '67, Montreal: the Labyrinth with the 'Man in the community' pavilion in the background

RIBA23218
Bland, LeMoyne & Shine
NOTES: Erickson & Massey designed the 'Man in the community' pavilion and Bland, LeMoyne & Shine designed the Labyrinth.

Montage entitled 'The Most Famous Buildings in the World', showing a variety of well-known architectural landmarks from across the globe

RIBA31368
SOURCE: The Boy's Own Paper, (London, 1880s). NOTES: This image is based on an earlier drawing by Charles Robert Cockerell entitled 'The Professor's Dream' (1848) (see RIBA95743) and includes many of the same buildings with a number of additions. Buildings depicted here include St Peter's Basilica, the Taj Mahal, Westminster Abbey, St Paul's Cathedral, Florence Cathedral, Bramante's Tempietto,The Pantheon, Pyramids, the Leaning Tower of Pisa, Crystal Palace, Victoria and Albert Museum, Arc de Triomphe and a wide variety of temples, obelisks, columns, spires and domes.

Pagoda (the Brihadishwara Temple), Tanjore

RIBA35458
NOTES: This drawing is by an unidentified 19th century Indian draughtsman.

Topographical drawing of a statue of a bull, Pagoda (the Brihadishwara Temple), Tanjore

RIBA35459
NOTES: This drawing is by an unidentified 19th century Indian draughtsman.

Great Mosque, Hua Jue Lane, Xian: a pagoda

RIBA40179
NOTES: This, the most renowned mosque in China, was first built in the Tang dynasty during the reign of Emperor Xuanzong (685-762), and renovated in 1368-1398. Since the 14th century, the mosque has undergone many reconstructions and most of the extant buildings date from the 17th and 18th centuries.

Big Wild Goose Pagoda, (Dayan Ta), Xian

RIBA40180
NOTES: This Buddhist pagoda replaced an earlier one constructed of rammed earth, and five new storeys were added by 704. The structure was heavily damaged by a massive earthquake in 1556 which reduced it by three storeys to its current height of seven. It was extensively repaired during the Ming dynasty (1368-1644) and renovated in 1964.

Royal Temple of the Emerald Buddha (Wat Phra Kaew), Grand Palace, Bangkok: Phra Sri Ratana Chedi

RIBA53201
NOTES: Construction on this complex of buildings began in 1772 and has since served as the official residence of the Kings of Thailand. The Phra Si Ratana Chedi is a stupa built in Sri Lankan style enshrining ashes of the Buddha.

Royal Temple of the Emerald Buddha (Wat Phra Kaew), Grand Palace, Bangkok: Phra Sri Ratana Chedi

RIBA53202
NOTES: Construction on this complex of buildings began in 1772 and it has since served as the official residence of the Kings of Thailand. The Phra Si Ratana Chedi is a stupa built in Sri Lankan style enshrining ashes of the Buddha.

Royal Temple of the Emerald Buddha (Wat Phra Kaew), Grand Palace, Bangkok: Phra Sri Ratana Chedi

RIBA53203
NOTES: Construction on this complex of buildings began in 1772 and it has since served as the official residence of the Kings of Thailand. The Phra Si Ratana Chedi is a stupa built in Sri Lankan style enshrining ashes of the Buddha.

Royal Temple of the Emerald Buddha (Wat Phra Kaew), Grand Palace, Bangkok: Phra Sri Ratana Chedi

RIBA53204
NOTES: Construction on this complex of buildings began in 1772 and it has since served as the official residence of the Kings of Thailand. The Phra Si Ratana Chedi is a stupa built in Sri Lankan style enshrining ashes of the Buddha.
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