VANITHA VEEDU, AUGUST 2015

Although my houses have been widely covered in English magazines and books - both in India and abroad, a detailed write up on them has not appeared in any of the Malayalam magazines. One of the houses, that of Krishnakumar and Ambily which I have completed more than a year ago has been featured in the August issue of Veedu Magazine. Although some of my Facebook friends might not understand the article written in Malayalam, please go through the photos of the house.


THE HINDU, JUNE 26, 2015


Suganthy Krishnamachari, from The Hindu, talks with Benny Kuriakose about Muziris Heritage Project. The article highlights the increasing importance of heritage and vernacular architecture. 



ZINGY HOMES, APRIL 15, 2015

Andrew Chyne interviews Benny Kuriakose on his practice and visions in Architecture. 



ARCHITECT AND INTERIORS INDIA, MARCH 2015

The sixth anniversary special issue of Architect and Interiors India begins with, “the celebrated architects who have mentored talent over the years and have had a very strong influence on shaping the creative minds of today. And then we have the hottest 100 architects and designers of the country, who were asked to tell us why theirs is the best profession to be in, list their favourite architects and materials. Benny Kuriakose is featured as one among them.



TRAVEL + LEISURE, OCTOBER 2014


An article featured in Travel + Leisure, exploring the Anantya Resort designed by Benny Kuriakose, built along the Chittar Lake, which exhibits refined luxury with simplicity and a sense of minimalism. 

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ARCHITECTURE UPDATE, SEPTEMBER 2014 


An article featured by Architecture Update on the residence Casa Rojo designed by Benny Kuriakose, a beach house at East Coast Road, Chennai which is a blend of contemporary and traditional elements. 


THE HINDU, AUGUST 23, 2014


Ranjani Govind converses with Benny Kuriakose about recycled approaches, sustainability and green ratings.

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THE HINDU, AUGUST 23, 2014


Signature of Benny Kuriakose penned down through Mr. Krishnan Sitaraman’s residence at Injambakkam. 

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THE HINDU, AUGUST 02, 2014


Esther Elias, from The Hindu talks with Benny Kuriakose about the changing definitions of sustainable and green living.




HOME BUY EXPRESS, JULY 19- AUGUST 15, 2014


Vernacular Architecture principles guided Benny Kuriakose to create the attractively unusual 'Pyramid' near the East Cost Road, Chennai.

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BETTER INTERIORS, JULY 2014


Interview on Benny Kuriakose's share and viewpoints of architecture by Better Interiors. 

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ARCHITECT AND INTERIORS INDIA, MARCH 2014


This special edition presents the 100 architects who have influenced architecture in today’s India. Here is a glimpse of Benny Kuriakose.

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THE ALTERNATIVE, FEBRUARY 27, 2014


"Instead of adapting an alien architecture to suit our conditions, we adapted our lifestyle to suit these buildings", laments Benny Kuriakose as he discusses the architectural vocabulary of sustainable architecture.

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GOOD HOUSEKEEPING, FEBRUARY 2014


An article featured showcasing one of Benny's favourite works - A vacation home in Wayanad, Kerala. 

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DESIGN TODAY, NOVEMBER 2013


An article featured by Design Today showcasing one of Benny's favourite works - A vacation home in Wayanad, Kerala. 

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DOWN TO EARTH, JULY 2013                                                           

                

Benny Kuriakose reminisces about his guru, the iconic Laurie Baker.

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INDIAN ARCHITECT AND BUILDER, MARCH 2013


The Muziris Heritage Project in Kerala understands the need to conserve, enhance and interpret the cultural significance of the ancient landscape of the port-city of Muziris. The article in the magazine gives a detailed write up on the project.

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INDIA TODAY, FEBRUARY 2013

                                                                                                    

The 40 year old home of the celebrity dance couple, Dhananjayans has been remodelled based on conservation principles, but with an awareness of the needs of the current generations.

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INDIA TODAY, FEBRUARY 2013  


Simply Chennai’s article on the VijayKumar’s beach house on ECR with a distinct South Indian flavour.

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i-Rec 2013


A case study on the correlation between post- disaster housing and the role of architects in rural South India by Gertrud Tauber at TU Darmsdart, Germany. This case study points out the successful outcome of the post-tsunami reconstruction of houses in Tarangambadi village designed by Benny Kuriakose and the users' reactions to their new homes.

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Excerpt from the book "EARTH MATTERS"

PUBLISHED BY: INDIAN ARCHITECT & BUILDER, 2013


Dakshinachitra, a heritage village, is South India’s premier cultural centre and has been built as an outdoor museum blending traditional elements and skills. One can witness the overall form and design of the public buildings in Dakshinachitra by Benny Kuriakose.

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Excerpt from the Book "VERNACULAR TRADITIONS AND CONTEMPORARY ARCHITECTURE" edited by AISHWARYA TIPNIS

PUBLISHED BY: THE ENERGY AND RESOURCES INSTITUTE, NEW DELHI 2012


Chandramandapa, the Kalari (traditional martial arts in Kerala) performance area and Chandramandala, the theatre has been designed by Benny Kuriakose into a versatile space as a memorial to the legendary dancer Chandralekha.

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Excerpt from the Book "VERNACULAR TRADITIONS AND CONTEMPORARY ARCHITECTURE" edited by AISHWARYA TIPNIS

PUBLISHED BY: THE ENERGY AND RESOURCES INSTITUTE, NEW DELHI 2012


A case study of Casa Rojo - a beach house outside Chennai, one of his classic examples of the blend of contemporary and vernacular.

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ARCHITECTURAL DIGEST, NOVEMBER - DECEMBER 2012


Muziris Heritage Project is one of Benny's major works and one close to his heart. Architectural Digest does a report on the lost city of the Muziris and the government's initiative to put this once ancient port city back on the world map.

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BUILDOTECH, OCTOBER 2012


An interview with Benny Kuriakose regarding the restoration of Cheraman Masjid, the oldest mosque in India.  Benny Kuriakose discusses his plans for the project, the challenges and importance of cost-effective techniques.

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CW INTERIOR, JUNE 2012  


Benny Kuriakose talks about the importance of practising sustainability in India today.   

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THE HINDU, FEBRUARY 4, 2012


The Hindu talks about the changes made to the 40 year old house of veteran dancers VP and Shanta Dhananjayan. 

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FWD LIFE MAGAZINE, FEBRUARY 2012                                                                                           


Benny Kuriakose, in conversation with FWD, on his design philosophy and the way he practices it.

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INSIDE OUTSIDE, DECEMBER 2011

Inside Outside's report on the tropical beach house near Chennai that won the 'Celebration of Architecture' award in 2011 for Benny Kuriakose.




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THE HINDU, SEPTEMBER 4, 2011           

                                                                                              

Madhumita Srinivasan visits the conserved Mangalam Heritage Home in Thirupugalur and recounts her experience. 

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THE HINDU, JULY 23, 2011                    

                                                                    

A thatched hut that served as a setting for theatre workshops is converted into a dwelling for the leading theatre personality, N.S Yamuna, without losing its original presence.

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THE HINDU, APRIL 2, 2011                                                                                     


The Hindu has featured the home of Ranjeet and Maria Jacob. The proud owners talk about their eco-friendly earth-block beach house.

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ARCHITECT and INTERIORS INDIA, MARCH 2011                                                                               


Architect and Interiors India presents the fab 50 Indian architects with the power to change the face of the country. Read about the contributions of Benny Kuriakose in the ever-changing architectural scenario . 

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YOU TUBE, MARCH 30, 2011


The video acts as virtual guide into the world of Dakshinachitra, exploring the ethnic cultures of South India along with an exclusive interview with its founder, Dr. Deborah Thiagarajan.

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THE HINDU, JANUARY 6, 2011        

                                                                              

Benny Kuriakose discusses his role as the conservation consultant for the Muziris Heritage Project, the first of its kind in India. 

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THE HINDU, DECEMBER 25, 2010


The home of R. Shankar and Tamil Selvi at Neelankarai is a Chettinad habitat with modern elements of architecture.

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PAGE7SEVEN, NOVEMBER 2010                         

                                                                                 

Benny Kuriakose on the type of architecture he practices. 

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WWW.OUTLOOK.COM, OCTOBER 1, 2010


Benny Kuriakose assisted in the conservation of the Mangalam Heritage Home along the lines of vernacular architecture, thereby imparting a distinct Tamil character.

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FROZEN THOUGHTS, DECEMBER 2009         

                                                                                     

"Buildings should not pretend. The temple should look like a temple, a school like a school and a house like a house." Upclose and Personal with Benny Kuriakose.

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CHENNAI EXPRESS, JULY 1, 2009          


Aruna and Vijaykumar’s home on the ECR in Chennai has strong Kerala influences.

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THE HINDU, APRIL 25, 2009                                                                                          


“A city without heritage spaces is like a person without memory,” - Benny Kuriakose on the role of conservation in the present day context.

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ARCHITECTURE UPDATE, JANUARY 2009        

                                                                                  

Architectural Update gets an insight from a peek into Benny's design philosophy and approach.

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THE KEY BUNCH, OCTOBER 31,2008


This blog has featured a beach house built on the shores of the Bay of Bengal.

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SOCIETY & ENVIRONMENT DUBAI, JUNE 2008             

                                                                       

Benny gives a 'green' overview of architecture and discusses his views on LEED rated buildings and the urban landscape.

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THE TIMES OF INDIA, JUNE 14, 2008                                    

                                                                       

A concise guide to adopting Chettinad designs in homes.

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THE HINDU, MARCH 1, 2008        


An advocate of nature and functionality, Benny Kuriakose believes that 'no wastage' architecture, if embraced, is a bigger step towards sustainability.                                                                                                                                       

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THE NEW INDIAN EXPRESS, JANUARY 18, 2008                                                                                    


Benny Kuriakose shares some useful ‘green’ ideas on eco-friendly building in conversation with Tejonmayam.

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RUDI.NET JANUARY 2008


Rachael Toms, a British intern who worked with Benny in the post-tsunami reconstruction project, notes down her 'humanitarian' journey down Tarangambadi.




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THE TIMES OF INDIA, MAY 4, 2007                                                                                                            


Commissioned to reconstruct the post-tsunami villages, Benny stresses on the importance of practising eco-friendly architecture.

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THE HINDU, APRIL 7, 2007      

                                                                                                                  

A tribute to the Pritzker Prize Nominee, Laurie Baker by his apprentice, Benny Kuriakose.

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CONSTRUCTION WORLD, NOVEMBER 2006     

                                                                                     

In a chat with CW, Benny Kuriakose talks about his vision of architecture.

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THE HINDU, SEPTEMBER 19, 2006                                                                                    


A conversation between Deborah Thiagarajan, founder director of DakshinaChitra and Benny Kuriakose, on the growing need of exposing the present generation to their heritage, culture and art.

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INDIAN EXPRESS, JULY 2006               

                                                                                                       

Benny Kuriakose talks about his holistic approach to architecture. 

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THE HINDU, AUGUST 6, 2005              

                                                                                                         

Adopting traditional techniques may just be the answer to many of India's building problems, Benny Kuriakose in conversation with The Hindu. 

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CASE  DA  ABITARE, NOVEMBER 2004


This article in an Italian magazine features a home in the heart of Chennai, responding to the unusual and different needs of the user.




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Excerpt from the Book INDIAN DESIGN

PUBLISHED BY: DAAB, SEPTEMBER 2004


A series of photographs showcases the architecture of the seaside home, Vishram by the Sea.

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ARCHITECTURE + DESIGN, MAY-JUNE, 2004                

                                                                                

The public buildings designed by Benny Kuriakose in Dakshinachitra showcases vernacular architecture at its best.

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DESIGN TODAY, OCTOBER-NOVEMBER, 2003            

                                                                               

Open courtyards, Athangudi tiles and a sloping tiled roof form the major traditional features with a Mediterranean touch in this 'restful' haven on the outskirts of Chennai.

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THE HINDU, DECEMBER 26, 2002

                                                                                                                 

The emergence of the 'South Indian style of Architecture' is substantiated through this beach home by the seaside.

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SOCIETY INTERIORS, DECEMBER 2002


The Vijaykumar's beach house on East Coast Road is one that has captured the user's ethnic roots.

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INSIDE OUTSIDE, NOVEMBER 2002                                                                                                              


Inside Outside takes you on a journey to the seaside home that bagged Benny Kuriakose the 'Inside Outside Designer of the Year 2001' award. 

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ELLE DECOR, 2002             

                                                                                                                            

A Chennai beach house in an amalgamation of Chettinad and Kerala architecture with Mediterranean overtones. 

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