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Elle Decor - In Conversation with Benny Kuriakose

July 12, 2023 at 6:30:00 AM

Elle Decor - India’s leading Design magazine, featured Dr. Benny Kuriakose in their Decor
People Segment for the June - July edition of their magazine. This is the third time Elle Decor
sits down with the designer to talk about architecture and his work in the field. In this article, you
can read about Benny Kuriakose’s view on Sustainability and Vernacular architecture. He says
“It goes beyond certifications which often functions as general checklists and tools for
green-washing. We take a tailored approach based on the social and environmental context for
ambitious outcomes than those set by these certification benchmarks”. The article glosses over
his design philosophy and attributes his success to designing for the client and their needs.

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He also fondly reminisces about his mentorship under Laurie Baker and how that impacted the
designs we see today. Also, read why Timber is a favourite building material of his that is
prevalently used in most of the projects. Get a sneak peek into some of the works done over the
years such as the Dakshinachitra, Chitra Rajan Residence and more executed by
Benny Kuriakose and Associates, that bring together a holistic approach to design and

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