Benny Kuriakose seeks to achieve sustainable architecture through vernacular and traditional practices. He believes in the logic behind traditional architecture being climate responsive, and using locally available materials to create projects that have a simplistic beauty. His projects reflect his ideals using elements like courtyards, large windows, double roofs and open plans, combined with the flowing connectivity between inside and outside spaces. Working hand in hand with the local community to realise the users’ point of view reflects in his designs. The Chennai based architect is also involved in numerous conservation and disaster rehabilitation projects, providing his expertise to the State governments and other organisations.
Below, we share a video that reveals the processes followed by Benny Kuriakose. The video was created by Aditya Gopalakrishnan Intern from Jamia Milia University and Reji Benoy from Hindustan University.