Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Kallu Villakku and Public Library

Entrance of reading room of our Public Library in my native state, Kerala.
The black structure on the right is called 'KALLU VILLAKKU' a lamp carved in stone.

The Auditorium and the reading room was constructed, keeping in mind, the Baker model. Laurie Baker an award-winning British-born Indian architect, popular for his inventiveness in cost-effective energy-efficient architecture and for his unique space utilization. His models are simple yet beautiful with aesthetic sensibility. He made a name for himself both in sustainable architecture as well as in organic architecture.

The auditorium adjacent to the public library. This has all the state of the art facilities. I watched that wonderful movie Forrest Gump here, in a special show in the mid 90's, with friends


Sandy said...

Lovely Entry..thanks for sharing hun..

Strawberry Girl said...

How did I miss this??? Fantastic how people (like arcitects and the rest of us) can make such a difference in the world just by a little thought. Excellent example, Nara!!

Indolence is a delightful but distressing state; we must be doing something to be happy. Action is no less necessary than thought to the instinctive tendencies of the human frame.