Description via Amazon. Making Things reviews the collective portfolio of Jay Baker Architects, since the establishment of his practice in 1991, by presenting 20 projects across varied design platforms.
Sixteen of these projects feature houses, commissioned over a twenty-five year period, and are complimented and contrasted with an additional four projects that were self initiated, ranging from the design of a toy to a public park. Uniting these discernably diverse projects is a common denominator. Baker’s work contributes to his belief that in order to make things well, it is necessary to serve the integrity of an idea, ensuring greater incisiveness in response to design challenges. The body of work presented in Making Things extols the virtue of creating fit, particularly when working in multifarious contexts. Opening the book is an appraisal of Baker’s comprised life’s work by esteemed historian, Stephen Fox.
TitleMaking Things: Jay Baker Architects