The CCA holds one of the world’s foremost international research collections of publications, conceptual studies, drawings, plans, models, prints, photographs, related artefacts and ephemera, archives and oral histories of individual architects.

The Collection now comprises over half a million examples that testify to the diverse ways in which architecture has been imagined, conceived, observed, and transformed for the past six centuries.

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Researchers may consult the Collection in the Library Reading Room by contacting Collection Reference. For information about reproductions from the Collection, contact Rights and Reproductions.

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photographs

The city of Latakia


This panorama of Latakia by Louis De Clercq is presented in the exhibition Photographing the Arab city in the 19th century, which opens this... read more
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prints and drawings

Perspective for a War Memorial


In February 1919 the Battle Exploits Memorial Committee met in London to decide which sites of the Great War should be commemorated. As they... read more
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archives

James Stirling/Michael Wilford Archive


The work of the internationally acclaimed British architect James Stirling (1924-92) is rooted in the Modernism of Le Corbusier, liberally... read more
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publications

Tallis’s London Street Views


Published serially between 1838 and 1840, Tallis’s London Street Views assembled a directory of London merchants and landholders with views... read more
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artefacts and media

Hotel Royal Danieli Luggage Label


This luggage label for the luxury hotel Royal Danieli, currently known as the Hotel Danieli, was produced by Richter & Co., one of the foremost... read more
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selections from CCA collection

In November 1973 Gordon Matta-Clark was invited by curator Paolo Minetti of Galleriaforma to exhibit in Genoa, Italy. Minetti offered him... read more

In 1951 the mayor of Ahmedabad, Chinubhai Chimanbhai, invited Le Corbusier to design a new house for the mayor on a site on the west bank... read more