H.A.N. Medd, Jr. Mr. H.A.N. Medd, Resident Architect, designed the structure. It was built at a cost of Rs. 2.5 million (Rs. 25 million in today's money).
Mr. Medd had previously worked with William Willmott on several other educational institutions in India. When Mr. Medd died in 1955, his son Harry joined the family business and has been involved in all its activities ever since.
They are now one of India's leading architecture firms and has won many awards over the years for their work. One of their latest projects is the Medanta Medicity located in Gurgaon, Haryana.
The oldest surviving school in Mumbai is believed to be the Bombay High School built in 1741. However, there are no records available to prove this claim.
We do know that Bombay High School was established by government officials who wanted an English-medium school for their children. They approached Mr. Medd who agreed to design such a school if they paid him for his services. The school opened in January 1741 with only eight students. Today, it remains one of the most prestigious schools in Mumbai.
The Parliament House of India, popularly known as the Sansad Bhavan, was designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens and Sir Herbert Baker in 1921. It is located in New Delhi and is the seat of the Indian parliament.
It is a monumental building in the Indo-Saracenic style with a large courtyard. The total area of the complex is about. The central hall has a dome high and weighs about 6 million pounds (27,300 kg).
The word "sansad" means "assembly" in Sanskrit and this is what the Parliament House represents. It serves as the meeting place for the Indian parliament. The building is also used for other public functions such as cultural events and exhibitions.
It was built as the capital city's main government building and it remains so today. However, over time other buildings have been constructed instead, most notably the President's house which stands next to the Parliament House.
The exterior of the Parliament House is decorated with white marble from Rajasthan while the dome is made of copper covered with gold leaf. Inside, the central hall has room for 545 members with a balcony on each side where they can make speeches. There are also three other halls where legislation can be discussed and approved or rejected.
Baker, Herbert Parliament of India/Architects Parliament House Edwin Lutyens (Sansad Bhavan) Overview Parliament House, also known as Sansad Bhavan, is one of Delhi's most stunning structures. The Parliament Building, located at the end of Sansad Marg, was created by British architects Edwin Lutyens and Herbert Baker. It replaced a small colonial-era building as the seat of government for the Dominion of India.
Lutyens was born in 1869 in St Pancras, London. He was educated at St Paul's School and then went on to study architecture at the Royal Academy of Arts. In 1896, he came out to India to work for the Government of India in Calcutta but was soon transferred to Delhi where his first project was the construction of a new capital city for the dominion of India. The city was planned by Lutyens with wide avenues and gardens, similar to those found in Paris.
The foundation stone of Parliament House was laid on May 8, 1911 and it was completed four years later at a cost of £1.5 million ($3.5 million). At the time of its completion, it was said to be "the finest piece of town planning in the world". Today, it remains an iconic structure that has been cited as a source of pride for India's democracy.
Herbert Baker died in 1913 just two months after completing his work on the building.
Sir Edwin Lutyens and Herbert Baker, architects of great vision and mastery, designed Rashtrapati Bhavan. Sir Lutyens designed the H-shaped structure, which takes up 5 acres on a 330-acre estate. The main building is three stories high with an attic floor for storage. It has a roof covered with sheets of corrugated iron painted white.
Rashtrapati Bhavan is one of the most exquisite examples of British architecture. The building was constructed between 1908 and Achyuth Kutty Koil (1906-13). It is located in South West Delhi. The foundation stone of the present presidential mansion was laid by the then viceroy of India, Lord Hardinge of Penshurst, on 15 April 1908. The building was completed within four years at a cost of £750,000 ($1.5 million).
In May 1950, after independence from Britain, Jawaharlal Nehru, first prime minister of India, gave his consent for changing the name of the president's residence to "Rashtrapati Bhavan," which means "the abode of the emperor of emperors."
Today, the presidential palace complex occupies a large area in South West Delhi. It includes several other important buildings such as the vice-president's house, offices of other government officials, a museum, a library, and a game park.
1956 The hotel was erected in 1956 under the personal supervision of then-tourism minister Karan Singh, and the staff claims that Nehru personally visited the building once a month. We decided to stroll to the nearby Hotel Samrat after two fruitless rounds. It was early morning, so most shops were closed but there was a small market just across the road from the hotel where we found some nice bags for a reasonable price.
The hotel is named after King Ashoka, who was the greatest ruler of his time and lived in India around 300 BC. He converted people to Buddhism and expanded its reach. But even though he was a great man, you should not say anything bad about him or else his spirit will punish you!
We walked through the lobby with its high ceilings and antique furniture and took the elevator up to our room. It was very beautiful with lots of paintings on the walls and nice decorations but it felt a bit cold because there was no window open. When we asked about this, they said that all rooms are like this because air-conditioning is not necessary in Rajasthan due to the heat. They also told us that there is no need to worry about bugs since there are no spiders or snakes here.
After breakfast we went out again for another tour around Jaipur.
Sansad Bhavan Delhi was originally designed as part of Rashtrapti Bhawan, but after Montague-Chelmsford reforms were implemented in 1911, it was completed as an autonomous edifice for India as Sansad Bhavan. It was declared that it will serve as the Indian parliament. The building is constructed in Italian Renaissance style and its construction started in 1914 and finished in 1918. It has been listed as a heritage site by the Government of India.
Nowadays, Sansad Bhavan houses the national legislature of India, the Lok Sabha. The President of India addresses the joint session of the Parliament from this building on the last Thursday of January every year. It is also the official residence of the Prime Minister of India when he or she is not at his or her private residence, "Namarutham".
The total area of the complex is about 7 acres (28,000 m²). Inside the complex are many halls used for various purposes like voting, debates etc. There is a large open air stage where major political events are held. On the eastern side of the complex is an 800-year-old banyan tree called "Bhawani Mandir" which covers an area of about 10,000 square feet (900 m²).
Sansad Bhavan was built at a cost of about INR 14 million ($200,000) then.