The British-born Indian architect Laurie Baker, also known as the ‘Gandhi of Architecture’, championed the use of local materials and techniques of vernacular architecture creating extensive permutations with bricks, patterns, and bonds in his works.
A tribute to his works, the Laurie Bricks are a set of perfectly handmade 1:5 scale terracotta bricks inviting people of all ages to play! Packaged in a brick-sized box, the gross (144 or a dozen/ dozen) of bricks, comes with a small trowel for bonding.
‘Lai’ made with wheat, a desi mortar is a natural Indian glue, easy to prepare at home. Just follow these instructions:
Combine 1 part flour to 4 parts water in a large saucepan. Whisk constantly to prevent chunks from forming. Heat to just below a boil until it has reached the desired consistency. The glue can now be used immediately. The fun part about using Lai is that it can be broken down by soaking the bricks in water, making the set reusable.
Include this delightful miniature example of ‘slow architecture’ in your collection of table-top wonders.
SHIPPING INFO: Dispatched in a maximum of 15 Days.
SIZE (product dimension) in MM (L x W x H): 35 x 16 x 12
Each product is a work of art. Finish variations and slight differences are part of the artisanal nature of this product hence should not be considered as a defect.
This is a handcrafted product and its tiny imperfections are what makes it special. Because it is handcrafted, there has never been and will never again be another piece exactly like the one you are holding now.