• Amorous ablutions hit the hot spot

    We’re part way through the voting and things have taken a dramatic turn in favour of the historic Roman Baths with a whopping 40% of the vote! Today’s top 5: Roman Baths Warwick Castle Royal Pavilion, Brighton London Eye Blenheim Palace If romantic

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  • Poetry and architecture

    Do you feel there is architecture in poetry and poetry in architecture? To celebrate our 175th Anniversary the RIBA commissioned a poem by Poet Laureate Andrew Motion. Feel free to post your comments here - on the subject of “architecture

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  • God save the Queen!

    Her Majesty The Queen, Sunand Prasad, Richard Hastilow and RGM winner Alvaro Siza The Royal Gold Medal this year has been awarded to Álvaro Siza and as part of our 175th anniversary celebrations, is being presented by Her

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  • Le Corbusier – The Art of Architecture comes to London

    After a successful run at the Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral, the exhibition has now moved to the Barbican Centre in London. It’s well worth checking out. There are loads of events and talks designed to give an insight in to

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  • Where love lives…

    This Valentine’s day, the nation has decided that Britain’s hottest places for a date are: Warwick Castle    20% ‘You can even hire your own suit of armour to wear when you propose!’ The Roman Baths, Bath  15% ‘With

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  • Where is the love?

    So far, with 20% of the vote, our lovers’ preferred location is Warwick Castle. One voter writes: ‘There is nothing like the sun setting over the castle’s walls as you walk hand-in-hand with the one

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  • Sexy maths

    No, it’s nothing to do with Carol Vorderman… Why are Palladio’s proportions pleasing on the eye and the ears? If you have the time (or the inclination) have a go at the conundrum below. Answer at

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  • Britain’s least romantic buildings…

    Possibly aimed at bitter singletons, Dan Stewart of Building Blogs asks What is the least romantic building in the UK? and discovers that love (actually) is not all

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  • Construction for Seduction

    Which building in the UK is the most romantic place for a date? Launched for Valentine’s Day as part of the RIBA’s 175th celebrations, this light-hearted poll looks at some of the nations favourite buildings. Vote

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