Martin Lutyens


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Howth Castle – Lutyens Library

Friday 5th June, 12.30-1.30pm

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“From Country House to Viceroy’s House: a journey with Sir Edwin Lutyens O.M.

Martin Lutyens, Sir Edwin’s Great Nephew and chairperson of The Lutyens Trust UK, will speak about the evolution of the great architect’s work and will explain how his style matured and evolved, culminating in the building, over almost 20 years, of New Delhi.

On December 12th 1911, at his Coronation Durbar, King George V announced the transfer of the capital of India from Calcutta to Delhi. Edwin Lutyens was asked to join the Delhi Planning Commission and made his first visit to India in 1912. Martin Lutyens will describe the influence of Sir Edwin’s earlier work on the planning of New Delhi and the design of Government House (now Rashtrapati Bhavan”) and how working in India influenced contemporaneous commissions in Britain, Ireland and continental Europe”.

This event will be chaired by David Averill:

David Averill is a Director at Sheehan & Barry Architects. He has been a member of the Lutyens Trust for over twenty years and has travelled all over the UK and as far as India, France, and the US to see examples of his work. He is currently working with the Lambay Estate Company on Lambay Island.