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Urban Architecture Needs Surgery Not Medicine - Times of India

July 19, 2018, 6:30:00 PM

"Our urban architecture needs surgery, not medicine," says Benny Kuriakose as he reveals his take on contemporary architecture and elaborates on the sustainable architecture methods he practises. Having been practising concepts such as cost-effectiveness, conservation, and sustainable architecture for over three decades, Kuriakose shares his diagnosis of affordable housing in the country and sustainable design methods in this article, published in the Times of India newspaper.

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With diverse experience and expertise in designing structures ranging from the School of Engineering Design at IIT Madras to the Muziris Heritage Project in Ernakulam, a complex of museums that celebrates the rich culture of Kerala, Dr Benny Kuriakose has emerged as one of the finest minds in the country who applies universal principles of architecture with a strong understanding of local realities. Having trained under the legendary British-born architect Padma Shri Laurie Baker, Dr Kuriakose has extended his philosophy of conservation architecture across residential and commercial projects in south India, with a significant contribution towards rehabilitating and rebuilding disaster sites at Nagapattinam, Bhuj, and Latur.