Creating an Imperial India – Architecture Style of Viceroy House

Throughout the process, the architecture style of the Viceroy House, a significant building and a centrepiece of the urban planning was discussed. Different concepts were raised, and to trace back to their thought of trail and ideas, there are certain historical documents like the letter that Baker and Lutyens’ exchanged.

Herbert Bakers Letter to Sir Edwin Lutyens

Herbert Bakers Letter to Sir Edwin Lutyens

Herbert Bakers Letter to Sir Edwin Lutyens

Herbert Bakers Letter to Sir Edwin Lutyens
Two images: Letter from Sir Edwin Lutyens to Sir Herbert Baker illustrated with a plan and sketch of the first scheme for the Viceroy’s House, dated 13 June 1912. 2020. “Letter From Sir Edwin Lutyens To Sir Herbert Baker Illustrated With A Plan And Sketch Of The First Scheme For The Viceroy’s House, Dated 13 June 1912 | RIBA”. Ribapix. https://www.architecture.com/image-library/RIBApix/image-information/poster/letter-from-sir-edwin-lutyens-to-sir-herbert-baker-illustrated-with-a-plan-and-sketch-of-the-first-s/posterid/RIBA35123.html.

Throughout these exchanges, we could see the intention of creating a new style is present, the plan of the Viceroy house geometry from Mughal architecture elements and the facades of the Viceroy’s Houses adopts Classical Architecture elements such as the columns and allows the building to echo classical architecture.

These ideas could also be reflected into the outcome of the Viceroys house, as can be seen from the images.

Viceroy’s House

Viceroy's House
Glancey, Jonathan. 2020. “A Jewel In The Crown: India’S Viceroy’S House”. Bbc.Com. http://www.bbc.com/culture/story/20140211-a-jewel-in-the-crown.

 

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