Posts Tagged ‘New Delhi’

Fleamarket decor in Delhi

Wednesday, February 29th, 2012

India has the best inventory of vintage and antique furniture—both institutional and domestic—I’ve ever seen. Especially deco and moderne (bench above) not to mention traditional Indian wooden furniture of various vintages.

As discussed in this earlier post, in the early part of the 20th century the British administration in India hired architect Edward Lutyens to design the new city of New Delhi, and over the decades that he worked in India he brought Georgian, deco and moderne styles with him.

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Houses in New Delhi by Edwin Lutyens

Wednesday, January 25th, 2012

English architect Edwin Lutyens designed much of the British colonial power’s New Delhi between 1912 and 1930, and his aesthetic dominates the city. While in Delhi I have been staying in a Lutyens-designed house, now a guesthouse in walking distance from the famed Lodi Gardens and from India Gate, also designed by Lutyens.

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Khan Market shopfront, Delhi

Sunday, January 22nd, 2012

Read about Khan Market here.

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Brick screen wall, New Delhi, by Anagram Architects

Wednesday, January 21st, 2009

This brick screening wall by Anagram Architects, New Delhi, is a reminder of how imaginatively brick can be used. I’m not a fan of brick, and that’s an understatement, but context is everything. Brick works in places where the red soil from which the brick is made made is evident, and that’s not Vancouver.

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