I invite you to look at the post 'Laurie Baker - A Tribute' in my Parayil A. Tharakan Blog. parayilat.blogspot.com/index.htmlThank you,Abraham Tharakan.
Abraham Tharakan, A beautiful tribute. You are indeed lucky to have known and worked with the master architect
RiotDo you know if he leaves behind some sort of an organization or association that will continue to champion his vision for low-cost housing among others?
Kiran, COSTFORD is probably the best bet. He worked closely with them on several projects. (He also worked with HUDA) The COSTFORD campus is designed by Laurie Baker. Next time I am in town ,will try and visit.
Kiran, Came across this alsohttp://www.inspire-india.com
He was remarkable, no doubt. I always had a feeling that he brought earthiness to his solutions in a way that few could.
I just posted this on another blog but I will post here again coz I believe Baker's message is very relevant and must be spread in a country like India..It is people like Bakerji who are the real heroes of our country not our spoilt cricketstars and filmstars. It is shameful that even the media does not acknowledges the work of people like Bakerji and insteadfocuses on meaningless gossips and sensationalsim.His work has always inspired me but after reading more about his values and principles on life and his concern for the people I have a new found respect and appreciation of his work. Here is one who did and not just talked a lot of gas like our political leaders and bureaucrats!Some sites for those interested in more info on Bakerji:www.lauriebaker.netBakerji's website (according to Wikipedia)Has a ton of information on Bakerji. A must visit resource for anyone interested in the legendary architect.A nice article: http://lauriebaker.net/www.epw.org.in/epw/uploads/articles/10568.pdfAnother good one I havent seen before:http://www.livemint.com/2007/04/05001145/A-home-of-his-own.htmlVenuvenugopalemail@example.com
Riot what is HUDA ? Do you mean HUDCO ? ps:I think it isLauriebaker.netnot www.lauriebaker.net( Does the www. make a difference.. I never am sure)
Venugopal, Thank you for the information. LaurieBaker.net is quite impressive.
extremely fascinating book:The Other Side of Laurie BakerMemoirsby Elizabeth BakerISBN 81-264-1462-6Rs. 90.00PublishersDC Books, Kottayam 686 001Kerala State, Indiawebsite : www.dcbooks.come-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org bookstore : www.dcbookstore.com
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