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Building Green Homes In India - The Better India

September 26, 2019, 6:30:00 PM

Chennai architectural designer reuses waste and uses mud and timber to build green homes. Benny Kuriakose is the recipient of the Estrade Real Estate Lifetime Achievement Award for his extraordinary achievements in sustainable architecture throughout his 30-year career. In this article published by Better India, Gopi Karelia writes about the professional life and career of the celebrated Chennai-based architectural designer who was one of the first disciples of Laurie Baker.

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Benny also discusses his transition from a civil engineering graduate of the College of Engineering in Trivandrum in 1984 to an architectural designer. The piece also provides an inside look at some of his work, including the Dakshinachitra Museum, Mammootty House, Casa Rojo, the Centre for Muziris Studies, and disaster-relief housing projects such as Latur (1993) and Bhuj (2002). A brief about the role of famous architect Laurie Baker in Benny's career from the first meeting to the present, as well as the honours and recognition he won, is also discussed.