Laurie Baker: Poor Man’s Architect

“A biography of inspiring British-origin Indian architect Laurie Baker who pioneered cost-effective energy efficient beautiful and simple architecture in India in mud brick and local materials… after meeting Gandhiji he decided to stay in India and build for the masses.

Laurie Baker is an award-winning British-born Indian architect and humanitarian, considered the “Gandhi of Architecture”. He is renowned for his initiatives in cost-effective energy-efficient architecture and for his unique space utilisation and simple but beautiful aesthetic sensibility building in brick, mud and locally available materials. He is widely considered the father of sustainable architecture.”

Laurie Baker’s architectural principles
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Laurie Baker’s Centre of Science and Technology for Rural Development (COSTFORD) 10-acre research institute campus in Thiruvananthapuram (capital of Kerala at the far southern tip of India).

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