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Baker never repeated a design. Every building was unique. He also abhorred wastage in any form. He managed to combine both these principles even in his hobby of designing collages using waste paper and discarded magazines and newspaper material.

Baker always had a fascination for the traditional Indian mango patterns and he used them extensively in his artwork and even his designs for buildings, ponds, tables, etc. A notable example of a house built in a mango shape is the Narayanan's house at Golf Links, Trivandrum which incorporated a performance hall since the owner's wife was an accomplished dancer.