Architecture of Lucknow
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The Lucknow School of Architecture was an experiment by the resurgent Nawabs of Awadh. It was an attempt to preserve the Mughal school of architecture by experimenting with different materials and innovating new concepts.
The following are distinct features of Lucknow architecture :
- Use of Fish as a decorative motif especially on Gates
- The use of Chattar ( umbrella ) as in the Chattar Manzil
- The Baradari ( the twelve doorway pavilions)
- Rumi Darwaza
- Enclosed Baghs like Sikandar Bagh
- Vaulted halls such as the Asafi Imambara
- The labyrinth Bhulbhulaiyan
- Use of lakhauri bricks.
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