Today, when the western images dominate design and architecture students’ minds,
they become disassociated with indigenous practices. With a jargonized consciousness around,
the inspirations need to come from the self. Especially, when there is a wave of sustainability
in design environment, and complex facial approaches towards it, there is a need to come up
with relevant and simple methods.
Architect Laurie Baker’s work lies in the relevant domain of indigenous geniuses.
His wide variety of works handled with not so common ‘common sense’ is boon
for this century.