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Dakshinachitra - A Timeless Portrait - Design Detail

November 29, 2019, 6:30:00 PM

Dakshinachitra Museum, the Heritage Village in ECR, Chennai, showcasing the vibrance of South Indian heritage and culture, opened to the public on the 14th of December, 1996.

Benny Kuriakose, following the vernacular, sustainable design philosophy of his mentor Laurie Baker who conceived and developed the master plan of the museum, went on to design the public buildings in Dakshinachitra and traditional-style houses in the Kerala section, also involving in the transplantation of buildings in the Karnataka and Andhra Sections. He discusses the concepts, ideas and themes behind this ambitious heritage plan in this article published by Design Detail magazine.

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