Royal Pavilion Case Study

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5.2 External Influences on the design The aim of this paragrapgh is to understand what triggered the architects Porden, Repton and Nash to design or transform an building in West-Europe into an Indian building. To be able to understand the transformation of the Royal Pavilion we need the find out what the the main influential source was during that time which triggered architects in England to use Indian architecture. In 1805 a Bengal civil servant Sir Charles Cockerell who had retired from India in 1800, decided to build his new house at Sezincote in Indian architecture style. As architect for his house he chose his younger brother, Samuel Pepys Cockerell. For his garden design Sir Charles Cockerell invited Humphry Repton, who was a leading architect in the revolution against classical architecture styles. Also Thomas Daniell, a landscape painter, was asked to give his advice on the design for his new house. The reason for that was because T.Daniell knew a lot about Indian architecture and because he had visited India in 1785, where he and his nephew William Daniell made various prints and paintings of Indian temple’s and buildings. Which they published in The Oriental Scenery in 1795. This combination of architect and landscape painter resulted in a design with Indian style onion domes, multi-foil arches, corner pavilions and deep bracket roof edges (chajjas) which has a close comparison to the roof detail of Indian buildings such as the Lal Bagh at Faizabad (image 13).…show more content…
and W. Daniell was the first breakthrough of Indian architecture in England. The Oriental Scenery was to have further important effects on English architecture. In 1803 the Prince Regent decided to build Royal Stables at Brighton. The work was giving to a little known architect, William
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