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  • RIBA Bookshop
  • Royal Institute of British Architects
  • 66 Portland Place
  • London
  • W1B 1AD
  • Tel: +44 (0)20 7307 3753
  • E-mail: london@ribabookshops.com
  • Open: Mon-Fri : 09.30 - 17.30 Sat : 10.00 - 17.00
    Mail Order Tel: +44 (0)191 244 5557

London Festival of Architecture 2016 Bookshop Exhibition

Cartoons and participation in architecture, and exhibition with a sense of humour

The city of London opens today its annual Festival of Architecture with the theme ‘Community’.  From the 1st until the 30th of June, London residents and visitors alike will be able to indulge their architectural senses with a full programme of activities, events, talks, exhibitions and installations about architecture.

This year’s ‘Community’ theme seeks to explore the future of our city and the ways in which we can bring positive changes to London city life.  Festival participants are asked to comment, reinterpret and redesign the city of London to encourage supporting communities and participation to grow.  Over the past four years, we at the RIBA Bookshop have developed a creative participation programme by opening our doors to architects and artists who want to paint their designs on our walls, or hang their visions of architecture from our ceiling. To celebrate this year’s LFA, we have invited illustrator Ana Sandoval to design and paint a homage to London architecture on our temporary wall exhibition.

Throughout the month of June the Bookshop at Portland Place will host an exhibition of the work of British satirist and cartoonist Osbert Lancaster, together with a temporary mural by contemporary illustrator Ana Sandoval, who’s brought her light hearted sense of humour to depict some of the best known icons of London’s architecture and their starchitects in a more playful manner than we are accustomed to.

The bookshop is open to proposals from architects and artists who want to exhibit their work throughout the year in the form of drawings, photographs or bespoke designs for our temporary back wall.  If you have an idea you’d like to discuss for our winter exhibition, feel free to approach one of our booksellers to express your interest.

The exhibition is free to visit during bookshop opening hours. We hope to see you soon to celebrate the London Festival of Architecture.

 

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Loyalty Cards

Pick up a loyalty card today and each time you spend £40 or more in-store, ask for a stamp and on your 3rd stamp receive £10 off!

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Single Use Carrier Bag Charge

From 5 October 2015, all large retailers in England will charge 5p for single use plastic carrier bags. More information and legislation details can be found at www.gov.uk. All organisations with over 250 employees are obliged to charge.

We donate all proceeds from the single use carrier bag sales to good causes through RIBA Enterprises sponsered charity of the year. Details of the beneficiaries are reported annually on our website.

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About Us

The RIBA Bookshop in central London is Europe’s leading specialist architectural bookshop supplying books, forms, regulations and contracts to all those with a passion for the built environment. Located at the Head Quarters of the Royal Institute of British Architects, 66 Portland Place, the RIBA Bookshop is easily accessible from Oxford Circus, Great Portland Street and Regents Park tube stations.

Indulge your creative ideas with a huge selection of publications covering architecture, design, landscape, construction, law, practice management and much, much more.

Why not pay us a visit to browse through our extensive range of publications in a relaxed and friendly environment? Our knowledgeable staff are always on hand to find you the right book.

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