15 Sep 2018

One Day Architectural Trip to Humayun’s Tomb, New Delhi

School of Architecture

Delhi Technical Campus, Greater Noida

One Day Architectural Trip to Humayun’s Tomb, New Delhi, Delhi 110001

Trip Date: 30th September 2018

Total number of students-58

Time and Venue: 9.30 AM to 4.30PM

Faculty Guide:

  1. MehakManrao
  2. Nidhi Sachdeva,
  3. KirtiVerma
  4. Arundhati Khasnabis,
  5. Amitesh

Humayun’s Tomb is an early example of Mughal Architecture built in the mid of 16th century. According to Islam,the paradise is always seated in the middle of the garden with water flowing through it. This is the first Mughal architecture in India with high arches and double domes. The design of the Taj Mahal also inspired from the Humayun’s Tomb. It is one of the UNESCO’s World Heritage Sites. Now Archaeological Survey of India looking after the tomb under their ownership.

Students studied the basic fundamental architectural elements of space and objects and vocabulary to describe and discuss these elements. Application of these elements to the analysis and making of a single building using, say, sequential traditional construction; exploration of the visual articulation of construction assemblies and learning of the terminology to describe building parts; understanding built objects in relation to the human body, human scale and sensory perception.

Students experienced and analyzed the following elements, on the basis of which they had studied the whole site:-

  1. Historical buildings
  2. Mughal Architectural elements
  3. Mughal gardens
  4. Material used for construction
  5. Arrangement of structures
  6. Composition of shapes.