The Kerala State Nirmithi Kendra



Dr. Ruby Abraham

The Laurie Baker International School of Habitat Studies (LaBISHaS) is established by the Government of Kerala in KESNIK as an Academic initiative, under the Chairmanship of the Hon’ble Minister for Housing.

Late Padmasree Dr. Laurie Baker, the renowned Architect, has demonstrated Affordable Building Construction. He has enlightened us, his vision enshrined in indigenous construction techniques which goes in harmony with nature. His vision has fulfilled the dream of thousands of people from all walks of life.

The Government of Kerala (Ministry of Housing) has decided to spread the legacy of this visionary to the coming generation by establishing an Institute of International repute. Thus was established Laurie Baker International School of Habitat Studies (LaBISHaS) vide GO (Rt) No.46/2009/Hsg dtd 09.09.2009. to identify, develop and equip young talents capable of generating innovative ideas in the field of Habitat Technology and to adopt the successful ideas for the overall development in Habitat and to materialize solutions for Sustainable Habitat Technology.

The objective of the Institute include Research based academic courses, short term training programmes, Finishing Schools, exchange of Habitat culture and Post Graduate level courses in Habitat technology.