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EDWIN LUTYENS

EDWIN LUTYENS
Sir Edwin Landseer Lutyens

•(29 March 1869 – 1 January 1944)

• was an English architect known for


imaginatively adapting traditional
architectural styles to the requirements of
his era.

•Lutyens was born in Kensington,


London, the tenth of thirteen children of
Captain Charles Henry Augustus Lutyens
(1829–1915), a soldier and painter, and
Mary Theresa Gallwey (1832/33–1906)
from Killarney, Ireland.
LUTYEN’S PRINCIPLES
 Lutyens' controlling sense of
proportion and organizational
principles eventually led him to
explore the harmony, strength,
and repose of classical design.

 Characterized by a highly controlled


use of form and mass, apparent
adherence to rules of Classical
proportioning and the sparing use of
symbolic Classical motifs.

 Counter to the romantic, rambling


plans of his earlier houses, Lutyens
increasingly began to incorporate a
strong sense of balance, symmetry,
and order in his designs.
WORKS
The bulk of Lutyens' early work consisted of private
houses in an Arts and Crafts style, strongly
influenced by Tudor architecture and
the vernacular styles of south-east England. This
was the most innovative phase of his career.
Important works of this period include Munstead
Wood, Tigbourne
Court, Orchards and Goddards in Surrey, Deanery
Garden and Folly Farm in Berkshire, Overstrand
Hall in Norfolk and Le Bois des Moutiers in France.
IRISH NATIONAL WAR MEMORIALGARDEN
• Designed by the great memorialist Sir
Edwin Lutyens who had already
landscaped designed several sites in
Ireland and around Europe.
• The sunken Garden of Remembrance
surrounds a Stone of Remembrance of
Irish granite symbolising an altar, which
weighs seven and a half tons.
• The dimensions of this are identical to First
World War memorials found throughout the
world, and is aligned with the Great Cross of
Sacrifice and central avenue.
• The sunken Garden of Remembrance
surrounds a Stone of Remembrance of
Irish granite symbolising an altar, which
weighs seven and a half tons
MAJOR WORKS

IRISH NATIONAL WAR MUSEUM GARDEN DESIGN OF NEW DELHI

RASHTRAPATHI BHAVAN INDIA GATE


Lutyens' Delhi

In recognition of his contribution, New


Delhi is also known as "Lutyens' Delhi".