Going Green to Conserve Our Old Buildings - The Estrade
November 9, 2016, 6:30:00 PM
“The best way of going green is to conserve our old buildings”, says Benny Kuriakose. The ESTRADE Real Estate awards 2016 lifetime achievement award was presented to Benny Kuriakose for his unparalleled effort to try and explore an architecture that is appropriate to the environment, cost-effective, sustainable, and at the same time, incorporating the principles of vernacular architecture in the modern context.
Benny kuriakose’s projects include The Muziris Heritage Project, The Springdale Heritage Resort in Vandiperiyar, Anantya Resort in Kanyakumari, the design of the tsunami-affected villages of Chinnangudi and Tarangmbadi in Nagapattinam District, etc., which bagged him the prestigious ESTRADE awards 2016. In this article, he talks to ESTRADE about his inspiration, design philosophy, his work, and the role of technology in architecture. “Learn from our traditions, try to create architecture designs which are more suitable to our climate and culture and society, use local materials, avoid waste, and then you will not go wrong in designing buildings,” is the message he would like to give young designers of today.