LAURIE BAKER

building methods. The site was highly contoured and rocky. the peculiarities of site. but baker did not disturb even a single rock or a tree. that sustainable technologies when adopted with care and creativity. One more house was built for his son Tilak which faced the trees. A house was built on the lower contour for the 4 nieces who moved to Trivandrum. and the high consumption of scarce energy. Baker showed. Baker ’s work is characterized by a fairly consistent system of design principles.   THE HAMLET . Baker always treated factors like climate. in fact. so it is popularly named as “right in the rocks”. and equally consistent but evolving set of ideas. one that moved the expert and the layman alike. could lead to a unique architectural expression.

RE-USE OF MATERIALS .

THE LIVING ROOM –NATURAL LIGHT AT DIFFERENT TIMES .

COST EFFECTIVE BAKER’S WINDOW      Louvered window typical of baker’s type . PENS.  Architectural features: STEPS DIRECTLY CUT IN ROCK  ENTRANCE HAS SMALL SITTING AREA FOR GUESTS THE WALL IS DECORATED FROM BROKEN POTTERY. GLASS A CALLING BELL FOR VISITORS TO ANNOUNCE THEIR PRESENCE USE OF NATURAL LIGHT NEVER CUT TREES INSTEAD ADAPTED HIS DESIGN ACCORDINGLY INNER COURTYARD …CLOSE TO NATURE           ARCHES LED INTO A BEAUTIFUL OPEN ROOM COURTYARD HAS MANY GARDENS AND PONDS Pitched roof made of manglore tiles BAKER’S FONDNESS OF ARCHES GABLES FOR PROPER AIR CIRCULATION AND VENTILATION SIMPLE YET BEAUTIFUL WINDOWS GRILL MADE OF BITS AND PIECES CONICAL STRUCTURE USED.

which gives a different effect. Wood planks from an old boat jetty. He even used old bottles in another structure. Bakers innovative use of discarded bottles The incursion of structures on the site is not felt. Baker has managed to confine this building to an area that is easily accessible& yet secluded by the heavy foliage. The journey to Bakers home is like from a concrete jungle of Trivandrum to the freshness & shade of the suburbs. Laurie Baker used material from other demolished structures. .

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but baker did not disturb even a single rock or a tree. so it is popularly named as “right in the rocks”. The site was highly contoured and rocky. One more house was built for his son Tilak which faced the trees. A house was built on the lower contour for the 4 nieces who moved to Trivandrum. .

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Curved walls to enclose more volume at lower material cost than straight walls.   Bakers designs invaribly have traditional indian sloping roofs and terracotta mangalore tile shingling with gables an d vents allowing hot air to escape. Baker created a cooling system by placing a high latticed brick wall near a pond that uses air pressure differences to draw cool air through the building. .

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