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Research Paper | Architecture & Planning | India | Volume 9 Issue 12, December 2020
Affordable Housing Techniques by Ar. Laurie Baker (Is the Techniques are Relevant in Indore?)
Shruti Sharma  | Suman Sharma 
Abstract: Increasing awareness for materials, architecture and aesthetics trends in people are the good signs for a better future in field of architecture and developing city conditions and living standards, but this is a fact that everyone want to build their house in an affordable and in an innovative way, but due to lack of awareness and minimum budget people are avoiding to go for better construction practices, that designers and engineers are providing, due to this people are going for wrong practices and unauthorized people for their low budget construction, this is the major issue now a days, that people are doing wrong practices, out of standards, poor working quality, and incomplete knowledge, all these are decreasing the life span, and quality of building forms, materials, and architecture. On the other hand, ar. Laurie baker and there principles in affordable housing changed the way of thinking and also improved the living standards of the people with minimum budget for build their homes. So, this study is to analyze the working style and principles, there techniques for building houses in a innovative way by using local materials. By this study and analysis, the paper is portraying Indore housing conditions, and how to improve the affordable housing conditions by applying the techniques and elements sir baker used in Trivandrum. As mentioned study aims at analysis of basic affordable techniques (cost-cut) in building construction - suggested and practiced by Sir Laurie baker. The study is to achieve a good specification of design elements and techniques that can be apply in city Indore to make the housing qualities more sustainable and affordable as Sir Laurie baker did in city Trivandrum.
Keywords: affordable, laurie baker, local, architecture
Edition: Volume 9 Issue 12, December 2020,
Pages: 478 - 487
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