Laurie Baker - The Unseen Side - Architecture + Design
July 31, 2007, 6:30:00 PM
"Isn't it a shame that there are so many people who have no access to anything which can be called architecture. We, as architects, highly trained professionals, are doing so little to meet this very need...” speaks the celebrated, late British-born Indian architect Laurie Baker.
Ranging from topics like his initial days in India to a personally developed architectural style and philosophy, unique and distinguished, one of Baker’s dear student, who having whole-heartedly trailed along his master’s simple, novel and sustainable architectural methods, reminisces over his early architectural days with Baker and how the unparalleled influence of his master led him to pursue a life in sustainable architecture that still bears ripened fruits. Benny Kuriakose, whose life and career in architecture has been equally rewarding, even today maintains the quality and incomparable sustainable construction methods the late architect introduced and practised.