Talks

Building for Climate Change

2024-05-26 16:33:33

Dr. Benny Kuriakose

Building for Climate Change

When

April 20, 2024    
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Bookings

Bookings closed

Climate Change is upon us. Its reality has started affecting us all today, and yet, we still have not given enough attention to the problem of how to mitigate it. Dr. Benny Kuriakose argues that technology alone cannot compensate for poorly thought out architecture. Using his vast experience of working on the Dakshinachitra Heritage Museum in Chennai, and his many years of practising sustainable architecture, Dr. Kuriakose will explore the lessons we can learn from traditional knowledge and approaches.

Delving into architecture conservation and building for climate change, get to know how locally available materials can be used in sustainable architecture practice.

This talk is in collaboration with the Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage (INTACH) Bangalore.

Bookings

This event is fully booked.


Dr. Benny Kuriakose

Dr. Benny Kuriakose is the person behind Benny Kuriakose and Associates, an architectural and conservation consultancy firm that was established in the year 1991. Dr Kuriakose started his career in 1984, when he received his basic architectural lessons from the renowned architect Laurie Baker. In 1986, he received the Charles Wallace India Trust award that enabled him to complete his MA in Conservation Studies from the University of York. After backpacking around Europe, he returned to Kerala to practise his true interest in architecture. In 2001, he received the Inside Outside Designer of the Year award, and in 2012, he received the Celebration of Architecture award. While practising, he decided to pursue his research interests in mass housing and graduated from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras with a doctorate in 2015. He has also worked as a consultant for the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), UNESCO, different state governments, and non-governmental organisations. His deep and ample knowledge and passion for sustainable architecture guides his design process.

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