Learning From The Master #10 – Laurie Baker

Omah Architecture Library kindly invited you to our learning from master venue, Laurie Baker

Truth and honesty are reflected in Laurie Baker. Inspired by Mahatma Gandhi, Laurie Baker spent his time of life to work for better architecture in India. If we read his architecture principles, we’ll know how much he cares about humanity. His firmness is based on the sincerity of the service to the others.

He concerned about locality and sustainability in architecture which the building should be appropriate with the sites and context. In his design, The site is such an important thing to be studied; it is related to how we react about the environment condition, people amenities, energy management, and even the detail.

We have a duty towards our work. So we have a responsibility to the world. Cost efficiency and energy saving must be our way of life. Architect must ‘trim’ not just the design but also the designing live. This is like fasting; to control the desire.

Architecture is based on human, so every architecture must be unique, because no human in this world is the same. It’s not just about showing off ‘who we are’, it’s about how to find the real identity. According to Juhani Pallasmaa, “Architecture is the art of reconciliation between ourselves and the world, and this mediation takes place through the senses.” which we think that’s what Laurie Baker did. He received all of the orders, learnt the technical process, conceived the world, and at the end turned it into a more meaningful humane place.

We gladly welcome all of the restless spirits to join all the lectures on 31th October, Saturday 2015 at 10.00 am, and to describe and to exchange ideas, thoughts about the topics. Observed and investigated by one and only Gregorius Giovanni Gerard. This short course will only provide 25 seats maximum [because of the limited space in one small building] ; Please kindly send email to omahlibrary.reservation@gmail.com for RSVP.

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