reviews the collective portfolio of Jay Baker Architects since its establishment in 1991, by presenting twenty projects from across varied design platforms. Sixteen of these projects feature houses, commissioned over a twenty-five year period, and are complemented by 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.