Line for line

By any definition, the architecture of the tomb of Mughal Emperor Humayun, on the banks of the Yamuna River in Delhi, could not be characterised as simple. At the same time, it is a perfect example of the values of symmetry, rhythm and repetition. Designed by Persian architects and the first garden tomb to be constructed on the Indian sub-continent, the attenuation of the axial water channel mirrors the elongated lines of the vaulted terrace.


John Pawson