archtectural styles

GOTHIC

It was a style widespread during the Middle Ages, and when revived between 18th and 19th centuries it became a rival to.

Mumbai’s Gothic Revival buildings were constructed with its rising fortunes in the cotton trade in the nineteenth century. Chattrapati Shivaji Terminus (V.T.), Rajabai Tower and Bombay High Court are prime examples of Gothic Revival architecture, with their finely detailed carvings, pointed arches, flying buttresses and stained glass. The Gateway of India and the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya (Prince of Wales Museum) were built in the Indo-Saracenic style that developed in the latter half of the 19th century, which infused the Gothic style with Mughal and Hindu elements.

WHAT TO LOOK FOR IN A GOTHIC BUILDING

  1. Pointed arches and or windows
  2. Irregular appearance
  3. Vertical emphasis
  4. Variety of materials
  5. Rich colours and decoration