Natural Building Materials And Sustainability: Designer+Builder

June 30, 2020

This article is written in Malayalam and looks at the difference between natural and local materials from a sustainability perspective. Climate change is happening and many of the building materials are becoming scarce. Hence it is very important to look at the sustainability of the different building materials.

Traditional Architecture is Knowledge: Vanitha Veedu

April 30, 2016

Article by Benny Kuriakose in Malayalam regarding concrete and the various other types of roofing.

Benny Kuriakose Article: Vanitha Veedu

July 31, 2015

"I have started writing a column on different aspects of house planning and building in the Malayalam Architecture Magazine "Veedu". It started with an interview with me in August issue. My Ph.d dissertation has helped quite a bit in putting my thoughts together and I find that it is not very difficult to write an article as it was before. Few more articles are in the pipeline in different magazines and hope to do them at the earliest." - Benny Kuriakose


February 28, 2015

The Ajit Koujalgi Memorial Lecture was delivered by Benny Kuriakose on March 14 at 2 pm in DakshinaChitra, as part of the Auroville Festival in Chennai. Ajit Koujalgi was the INTACH chapter convenor. He was an architect who graduated in 1970 from the School of Planning and Architecture, New Delhi. Since 1971, he had been working and making his contributions at Auroville and Pondicherry. He passed away on 12th October 2014. The full text of the lecture is given below. 

Muziris Heritage Project - Benny Kuriakose and Rubin D'Cruz - SEMINAR

April 30, 2014

Benny Kuriakose and Rubin D'Cruz writes about the origin and the concepts behind the Muziris Heritage Project. "Muziris, in the Ernakulam and Thrissur districts of Kerala, was an active port in the 1st century BC where Chinese, Arabs, Jews, Greeks and Romans came to trade. Similarly, although the Portuguese, Dutch and the British too initially came to trade, they soon became a part of the internal power struggles between Travancore, Kochi, Calicut and the Mysore kingdoms, and eventually went on to become colonizers. All of them have left their imprints on the region. The historical monuments and materials made available through recent excavations establish it as a unique location to tell the story of 3000 years of Kerala, a story of coexistence and sharing."

Pulicat Crafting History: Excerpt from the book "Heritage as an Asset for Inner-City Development" By nai010 Publishers

January 09, 2013

An Article by Benny along with Xavier Benedict and Kiran M Keswani on the historic Pulicat town.

Unearthing History - Muziris Heritage Project - Excerpt from the book "AGAINST ALL ODDS Kochi Muziris Biennale"

October 02, 2012

An article by Benny Kuriakose outlining the concepts and vision of the Muziris Heritage Project

Conceive the Conserve - Muziris Heritage Project: KERALA CALLING

July 31, 2009

Benny Kuriakose writes about the Muziris Heritage Project and some of the concepts behind the same emphasizing on the aspects of cultural tourism. 

"Thinking Basics" Article in INDIAN ARCHITECT & BUILDER

August 31, 2008

Benny Kuriakose pushes the design community to look beyond its preoccupation with visual detailing to delve on basics which foster functional responses and durability.

"Out of Control" Article in INDIAN ARCHITECT & BUILDER,

February 29, 2008

Benny Kuriakose explores some time-tested traditional details and expresses concerns on contemporary delineation from them. He directs a need for them to be adapted further, rather than forgotten.

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