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Baker has served as the Chairman of COSTFORD and was closely involved in their activites. The head office of COSTFORD is situated in Thrissur. of India. Mr. R. D. the department of Rural Development G ovt. the department of local Self Government. which includes many projects. governm ent as well as private construction work. It was founded in 1984 by Dr. Dr .They use natural stabilizers such as lime instea d of cement. Govt. Collectively COSTFO RD has been able to realise about 20. of Kerala and Hous ing and Urban Development Corporation (HUDCO). COSTFORD attempts to use some of Baker s construction systems such as Rat Trap Bond walls. Chandradutt.N.COSTFORDCOSTFORD is a voluntary organization. exposed brickwork. Laurie Baker. They have carried out massive rural de velopment projects of Central and State Government agencies. . COSTFORD has a very large program of construction. COSTFORD is supported by The Department of Science and Technology. Achutha Menon. of India. the former Chief Minister of Kerala and Laurie Baker. The idea of COSTFORD took root when Mr.000 buildings in Kerala. For their core activities. Filler Slab roofing. It ope rates form another 13 sub centers. Achutha Menon showed interest in the alt ernative building technologies promoted by Mr. 12 all over Kerala and 1 in Gurgaon. which provides technological assis tance for rural development. Raj an economist and the then Chairman of the Center for Developmental St udies. COSTFORD was regist ered as a non-profit voluntary organization in 1984 and started its construction activities in 1986. Govt. K.
glare was eliminated by using smooth. . brick. rain.TECHNIQUES upturned. hurricanes and wind a pitched or a sloping roof applied principles of insulation understood that wall surfaces c an absorb and retain . from workout in sun. horned roofs of buildings as found in Kerala bamboo to house and prote ct them from natural enemies such as sun. light-coloured surfaces sparingly and left the natural materials wood. hard. so they kept these walls as small in area as possible Stu died the eye-strain. lat erite. stone exposed.
Noor Manzil Li teracy Village. Vagamon Horst Kowski orphanages and homes across India (other than Ch ildrens Village Nagercoil) Houses for the Archbishop of Trivandrum Tourist Resor t near Muttam Loyola Women s Hostel. 1971. 1971. 1970. Lucknow Centre for Social Studies. 1965. Tamil Nadu Mit raniketan. Surat Ahmedbad & Baroda facto ries Jyothi Pumps. Ulloor . Kulashekaram.List of Architectural Work Institutions and BuildingsLeprosy homes for Mission t o Lepers across India Pithoragarh house. Sreekaryam Loyola Chapel and Auditori um. Sreekaryam Centre for Development Studies (CDS). school and hospital complex Nepal Hospi tal Allahabad Agricultural University Lucknow Psychiatric Centre. Baroda Children s Village.
Thiruvalla Nirmithi Kendra. India Chapel for Sacred Hearts Centre. 1974. 1980. Aakulam CSI Church expansion wing Paruthipar a Church Salim Ali Centre. Poonthura Mitraniketan. Nandankode Chitralekha Film Studio. Anakatti. Vellanad Tou rist Centre. Keral a.St John s Cathedral. Bangalo re Dakshina Chitra. 1972. at Thiruvananthapuram. Ponmudi The Indian Coffee House. Thiruvella Nalanda State Institute of Languages. Chennai. 1973 . Thevally. 1996 Building Centre at Anna University. Aakulam Pallikoodam (Corpus Christi) . Madras Sewa. at Monroe Island. Quilon Navjeevodayam . Villapilshaala International Blind Childr en s School . Madras Som e buildings in Kishkinta. Kottayam Fishermen s Village. 1987. 1975. Kollam Kanyakumari Boat-building Yard Nrityagram. Coimbatore The Hall near Jawahar Nagar AHAD S (Attapadi Hill Area Development Society) Latur Eathquake buildings Jilla Panch ayat Office. 1973.
1989 Major Jacob. Trivandrum Residences Jayan and Asha. Trivan drum Karimadom Colony. 1989. Gourishapa ttom Varghese Jacob. 1971. Kumarapuram Vaidyanathan. 1972. 1973 Mr Narayan s Mango house Vellayani A M Jacob Anirudhin 1969 firs t house in Trivandrum to have a preponderance of jalis Nambudiripaad. Trivandrum Nava Yatra. 1970. 1975. Villapilshaala. Vikramapuram Hill P J Thomas. Kumarapuram T C Alex ander. Kumarapuram TN Krishnan. 1972. 1973. 1974. Kottayam KV . KEsa vadasapuram Nalini. 1988. 197 1. Ku marapuram PK Panikar. Jawahar Nagar P Ramachandran. 1982. Anayar KN Raj. Kakkanad Neeta s Ho use HUDCO Suresh IAS Colony Abu Abraham.Chengalchoola Slum Dwelling Units. Kuravankonam Lt Gen Pillai. Kulasekharam Le ela Menon. 976. 1975. Pottakuzhy Ravindranath.
Vattiyurk avu Uma Devi. Nalanchira Vinay Kumar. Ulloor House Modifications Anna Mathew. Kuravankonam K Peter. Kunjavuzni .George. 1990. 1984. 1982. Vattiyurkavu C T Sukumar an. Vattiyurkavu P Sivanandan. 1986. 1988. 1987. 1985. 1984. Karakullam Vasanth Gawerekar. 1989. K owdiar Valiathan. Pulliyankotta K J Mathew. 1984. Manvila Beena Sarasan. 1984. 1989. Vattiyurkavu Sukhman.
Ahmedabad Consultant to UPDESCO (Uttar P radesh Development Systems Corporation) Member of the Advisory Board for the Nat ional Building Research Institute Only non-government member of the Working Grou p of the Union Government Planning Commission Served in an advisory capacity to the Kerala. Lucknow Andhra Pradesh Quaker Cyclone Project Latur Ea rthquake Proof Housing Project Tsunami-proof Housing Project . Karnatak and Andhra Pradesh governments Served as Chairman of COSTFO RD ( Centre of Science & Technology for Rural Development) Fellow of the Centre for Development Studies Notable Projects: International Leprosy Mission Welthy F isher's Literacy Village. HUDCO Member of the governing body of NID (National Institute of Design).Organisational Roles: Served as the Chairman.
Litt conferred by the Royal University o f Netherlands for outstanding work in the Third World 1983: Order of the British Empire.Litt from the Kerala University 2005: Kerala Government Certificate of Appreciation 2006: L-Ramp Award of Excellence 2006: Nominated from the Pritzker Award (considered the Nobel Prize in Architecture) .Awards & RecognitionBaker had no interest in awards and fame. 1938: Associate of the Royal Institute of Architects (ARIBA) 1970: Fellow of the Indian Institute of Architects 1981: D. Citizenship of India was the only award he actively pursued in his lif e. MBE 1987: Received the first Indian National Habitat Award 1988: Receiv ed Indian Citizenship 1989: Indian Institute of Architects Outstanding Architect of the Year 1990: Received the Padma Sri 1990: Great Master Architect of the Ye ar 1992: UNO Habitat Award & UN Roll of Honour 1993: International Union of Arch itects (IUA) Award 1993: Sir Robert Matthew Prize for Improvement of Human Settl ements 1994: People of the Year Award 1995: Awarded Doctorate from the Universit y of Central England 1998: Awarded Doctorate from Sri Venkateshwara University 2 001: Coinpar MR Kurup Endowment Award 2003: Basheer Puraskaram 2003: D. Nevertheless his w ork was recognised by numerous national and international organisations and inst itutions.
a blind children s international school and a museum. tec hnical institutes. fishermen s huts. schools. Ahmedabad Consultant to UPDESCO (Uttar P radesh Development Systems Corporation) Member of the Advisory Board for the Nat ional Building Research Institute Only non-government member of the Working Grou p of the Union Government Planning Commission Served in an advisory capacity to the Kerala. gover nment buildings. chapels and churches . slum dwellings improvement. factories. Lucknow Andhra Pradesh Quaker Cyclone Project Latur Ea rthquake Proof Housing Project Tsunami-proof Housing Project Has designed and bu ilt a dance village. leprosy homes. residences. HUDCO Member of the governing body of NID (National Institute of Design). film studios. tourist resorts.Organisational Roles: Served as the Chairman. hostels. an ornithology centre. Karnatak and Andhra Pradesh governments Served as Chairman of COSTFO RD ( Centre of Science & Technology for Rural Development) Fellow of the Centre for Development Studies Notable Projects: International Leprosy Mission Welthy F isher's Literacy Village. earthquake and tsunami resistant houses. orphanages. For a mor e detailed (though not complete) list of his work go . computer institutes. a Lit eracy Village.
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