Laurie Baker

Laurie Baker

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The Definitive Biography of Laurie Baker Laurie Baker has worked in India for over forty years and is renowned for being one of the very few architects in the world to have designed and built buildings as diverse as fishermen's huts, computer institutes, auditoriums, film studios and tourist centres. His distinctive brand of architecture, usually moulded around local building traditions (especially those of Kerela, his adopted home state in south India), is instantly identifiable and has, unsurprisingly, revolutionized traditional concepts of architecture in India. Baker's architecture is responsive, uses local materials and lays stress on low-cost design. This biograpy of Laurie Baker, like his work, is direct, simple and comprehensive; further embellished with sketches, plans, photographs and some of Baker's own writings, the book offers the professional architect view of the life, methods and thoughts of an unorthodox genius.Laurie Bakera#39;s CostReduction Manual In 1972, Achuta Menon, the then Chief Minister of Kerala, realized the potential of ... components of a buildinga€”walls, foundations, roofs and windowsa€”can be simplified, and, in the wasteful, budget.

Title:Laurie Baker
Author:Gautam Bhatia
Publisher:Penguin UK - 2000-10-14


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