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LAURIE BAKER AND HIS LOW COST HOUSING TECHNIQUES

THE HAMLET: 1) The house is in 5 levels


2) Services inside are:- kitchen with other rooms consequently built on the contours over a period of time - niecery - 2 roomed house opposite niecery (built for his son) - Main entrance and dog house The main entrance:  It is the grand entrance having door with dog house placed above it.  The dog house has a special brick pattern for light and ventilation .  The door made from two old traditional Kerala doors when an old building was torn down which baker bought and Joined to create the unique structure .

Entrance door with dog house

special ventilation pattern on dog house

door made from old traditional Kerala house

Construction: Use of brick, stone and wood left unspoilt and unconcealed Earlier structures wood and fish tile More recent cement and Mangalore tiles Roof pattern changes for every structure Terracotta roofs and red brick walls All materials are used in their natural form, exposed brick work, mortar; concrete shows the truthfulness of materials and bakers love to material in their natural form.
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play of shades and shadows

detailing used from old wood used from traditional broke houses

circular space used in niecery

Surface treatment by using waste materials ( as in this case there is use of ceramic, pens, broken glass pieces)

Different roof forms used for every roof of the building


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represents a l ng rail ay compartment

a large Kerala style window at t e end of t e bedroom provides bot light and ventilation

Baker has cut the steps directly

water tank for rain harvested water the arches used in the building

Tower built for the baker families many guests


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traditional tiling used on the roof


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The arches used in the building

Tower built for the baker families many guests

Gables for proper air cross-circulation and ventilation

An improvised Baker grill made of bits and pieces


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Stained glass effect


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SUSTAINABILITY: The 6 sutras : Social - equity and access for all Technical appropriate Institutional empowered, responsible and accountable Legal simple laws with social backing Economical at least lifecycle cost Ecological within the carrying capacity of a biome and with its ecological availability CHITRA VISHVANATHANS OFFICE:
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Terrace - solar panel - wind catcher - sloping roof - plants in earthen pots

WIND CATCHER

BAMBOO ROOF

USE OF HOLLOW BRICKS FOR CONSTRUCTION

Terrace - Roof gardens - Water treatment plan - Water harvesting setup - Solar water heater

EXPOSED BRICK WORK

BOTTLES FIIED WITH WATER AND KEPT IN SUN. THIS MAKES WATER PURE NATURALLY.

ADEQUATE DAYLIGHT DUE TO FULL LENGH WINDOWS

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EARLIER FUNCTIONING BORE WELL BUT NOW USED TO INCREASE WATER TABLE

ANOTHER DEEP WELL TO CHECK THE EARTHERN POTS USED UNDER GROUND WATER TABLE FOR GARDENING

ROOF FROM INSIDE

CEILING ALONG TH E CORNERS

FARM HOUSE BY CHITRA VISHVANATHAN:


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The farm house is 40km away from the office. It is completely climate responsive. it is spread in vast area of land.

CHARACTERISTICS:      Eco friendly pool Use of locally available materials onsite Energy obtained by wind mill and solar panels Gujarat water heater Meditation centre

CORRIDOR IN FARM HOUSE

GUJARAT WATER HEATER

ROOFS WITH NATURAL


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VENTILATION AND LIGHT

USE OF BRICK JALI

ADEQUATE DAYLIGHT

ECO FRIENDLY POO L

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