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Designer Of The Year 2001 - Inside Outside Magazine

October 31, 2002, 6:30:00 PM

The Inside Out Magazine features Benny Kuriakose’s award-winning project, Vishram by the sea. Natural, organic, harmonious- these are the attributes celebrated by this weekend home. The beach house that showcases a unique display of styles bagged Benny Kuriakose the Inside Outside Designer of the Year 2001 award. The feature takes the reader on a picturesque journey by covering the project's design process and details. The judges commended the winning entry’s adaptation of traditional forms for a contemporary context.

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Dean D’Cruz noted, “I believe the design of this retreat explores the vernacular without being over ornate and successfully exploits the varying relationship of the inside to the outside through its pavilion-like architecture.” All three judges commented on the interesting roof of the Pond House, which goes down towards the water, and whose form is reminiscent of the roof of Padmanabhapuram Palace. In conclusion, the judges noted that since India we are fortunate in having a climate conducive to allowing us to enjoy the outdoors, the pavilion-like architecture is an essential part of the response. Read the full story here for more detailed information about the house!