An Overview - Projects by Benny Kuriakose
June 3, 2020, 6:30:00 PM
This film showcases Benny Kuriakose Projects, which were carried out in different regions of Chennai and South India. He is renowned for employing sustainable materials in his projects and for designing homes in the vernacular style of architecture. He discusses the materials he used and his passion for regional architecture in this video.
Benny Kuriakose began his career in 1984, studying under Laurie Baker as he learned the fundamentals of design. After being granted a Charles Wallace India Trust scholarship at the University of York for an MA in conservation studies. He earned his Ph.D. at the Indian Institute of Technology in Chennai.
Benny Kuriakose is most well known for his work on the design of public structures and the relocation of buildings in the Kerala Section of Chennai's Dakshinachitra Craft Village. The Muziris Heritage Project, the Institute of Palliative Medicine in Calicut, the design of the tsunami-affected villages of Chinnangudi and Tarangmbadi in Nagapattinam District, the Springdale Heritage Resort in Vandiperiyar, and the Anantya Resort in Kanyakumari Resort are a few notable architectural projects.
Dr. Kuriakose is one of the editors of the book "Guidelines for the Preparation of a Heritage Management Plan" and the author of "Conserving Timber Structures in India." He has provided his advice and expertise to several organisations, including the UNDP, UNESCO, numerous state governments, and others.