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Laurie Baker Life Work and Writings One of the best architectural books out there I have turned into a complete baker fangirl I never thought I would ever read non fiction but Gautam Bhatia's writing is amazing It's informative and fun at the same time Anyone who's reading this and studying architecture should take Laurie Baker's uaker lifestyle as a conceptthere is no way your jury won't be impressed 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 private homes hostels hospitals churches technical institutes auditoriums film studios and tourist centres His distinctive brand of architecture usually moulded around local building traditions especially those of Kerala 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 biography 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 as well as the layman a fascinating view of the life methods and thoughts of an unorthodox genius This book was my base guide for my dissertation I specifically had to study about Laurie Baker and his private residential projects based in Trivandrum It was easier to spot the projects listed on this book as they were all one of it's kind and with sufficient details that helped me thoroughly to complete the researchHighly recommend this book to all Student Architects This is one of my favorite architecture books The photos are sometimes a bit overexposed and the paper is perhaps a little cheap but the ideas in this book than make up for these faults Baker's work inspires by its very simplicity The logic falls so much into line with common sense that it is hard to tell why this man is only now getting attention that he has recently passed away April 1 2007 Of course he wouldn't have wanted the attention because it would have conflicted with his uaker idealsI ordered mine from India from a bookshop in Mumbai before any were commonly available in North America You learn to design even by just replicating the plans portrayed in the book Conscious designs When you write a book about a good human who is an architect it would be something like this Architecture is a way of life in which groups and communities have used local materials to construct their buildings which will cope with local hazards natural features climatic conditions cultural social religious patterns so on Architecture Planning were not things designed for clients Laurie Baker I really love this man's philosophy Great Architect very useful Long before sustainabilityeco friendly became corporate buzzwords Laurie Baker was constructing affordable housingbuildings using local sustainable materials with innovative designs based local environmental conditions What I really like about this book is besides a biography of MrBaker it includes details his work including plans and pictures of houses he designed Must for a green architecture enthusiast I could tell that Laurie Baker’s way of thinking is somewhat special Along with his practical solution and understanding of the structure material and local natural laws there is no doubt that his work is very inspiring His writings are striking and—has the right to be—cynical but mind to embrace them with open mind It makes me wonder whether those buildings still compatible with today’s climate condition and technologiesI dare say this book is certainly not for any layman I who have some architectural background find this book hard to read mostly because of the layout the absence of footnote and caption of the pictures images Please atleast few pages of glossary in the back of the book would help much with the reading I hate reading while constantly googling Perhaps it will be suitable to read as an e book