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Chit Chat with DR. BENNY KURIAKOSE | A-TALKS with Ar Avitesh

May 16, 2020, 6:30:00 PM

In this video, Benny Kuriakose talks about his whole career as an architect, including how he happened to meet Laurie Baker, the value of first-hand experience, architectural education, the future of architecture, and much more. The film provides a glimpse inside Dr. Benny Kuriakose's life, career, and love for buildings and design.

Dr. Benny Kuriakose started his career under Laurie Baker's guidance. He focuses on historic building preservation, sustainable architecture, and affordable housing. He incorporates vernacular architecture principles into his design while also reflecting the objectives of his client.

By using regional and conventional techniques, Benny Kuriakose aims to create sustainable architecture. He adheres to the theory that traditional architecture may be climate-responsive and uses materials that are easily accessible locally to produce works that are simple in their beauty.

Typically, vernacular architecture refers to a type of regional construction that makes use of traditional materials, techniques, and resources from the region in which the project is located. The setting and distinctive physical and cultural features of the region serve as one of his main sources of inspiration, particularly when it comes to the topic of sustainability. He views himself as an interpreter of this knowledge, creating and modernising these notions. It is an excellent source of information since it is so heavily influenced by the environment and the local ecology.

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