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dc.contributor.authorSadanand, A.en
dc.contributor.authorNagarajan, R. V.en
dc.contributor.authorDevadas, M.en
dc.identifier.citationSadanand A. The Façade Wall: a Focus on the Green Architecture of Laurie Baker’s Houses / A. Sadanand, R. V. Nagarajan, M. Devadas // International Journal of Energy Production and Management. — 2021. — Vol. 6. Iss. 3. — P. 277–293. — DOI: 10.2495/EQ-V6-N3-277-293.en
dc.descriptionI would like to thank architect Sajan for his support and putting me in touch with the three houseowners and for his suggestion to study on Baker’s use of pattern in his building vocabulary. Architect Sajan was trained under Laurie Baker and continues his work under the aegis of Costford. I would like to thank the three houseowners – Mrs Narayanan, Mr George and Mrs Subrahmaniam – for their support and giving me their valuable time. I would like to thank Mr Anil Kumar of Laurie Baker Centre for giving me permission to use images from the book Untold Stories published by Laurie Baker Centre.en
dc.description.abstractThis paper is an attempt to illustrate ‘green’ strategies Laurie Baker uses, in particular with respect to passive design principles as applied to houses. Green architecture is holistic and socially sensitive as it, in addition to being environmentally conscious, addresses the well-being of its users. This paper will focus on the method of harvesting ‘green’ ideals with respect to the architecture of the façade wall in Laurie Baker’s houses. Three houses designed by Baker in the 1990s in Trivandrum, Kerala will be studied. The discussion will show that Baker’s façade design strategies represent innovative solutions for facade designs built on low technology with derivations from the local vernacular in a contemporary architectural language. In the larger context of architecture of sustainability and green architecture, Baker’s approach, it will be shown, is essentially humanist and presents a way forward to establishing identity through place and an understanding of culture. In a digital era, which challenges identity and encourages notions of connectivity in a global sense, Baker’s architecture, it will be proposed, promotes green principles in making significant the value of the local and in the credence it gives to the end user and the craftsman in a singularly unique architectural language.en
dc.publisherUral Federal Universityen
dc.publisherWIT Pressen
dc.publisherУральский федеральный университетru
dc.relation.ispartofInternational Journal of Energy Production and Management. 2021. Vol. 6. Iss. 3en
dc.subjectFAÇADE WALLen
dc.subjectPASSIVE DESIGNen
dc.titleThe Façade Wall: a Focus on the Green Architecture of Laurie Baker’s Housesen
local.contributorSadanand, Anjalien
local.contributorNagarajan, R. V.en
local.contributorDevadas, Monsinghen
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