This page gives the links to the news and update about our projects.




THE HINDU, NOVEMBER 27, 2014


Buildings of immense heritage importance at Muziris Heritage Project showcasing ancient links to the world from Kerala are opening to public.




THE HINDU, NOVEMBER 23, 2014


Conserved monuments at North Paravur and Kodungaloor are all set for inauguration at Muziris Heritage Project, Kerala.




THE FINANCIAL EXPRESS, SEPTEMBER 19, 2014


The article talks about the museums and other attractions in Muziris Project that are getting ready being focussed at Kerala Travel Mart 2014 by the Department of Tourism, Government of Kerala. 

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TIMES OF INDIA, SEPTEMBER 13, 2014


Sangeetha Nambiar talks about how Chennai is forgetting its regional elements of architecture and blindly following the west. 




THE HINDU, JULY 28, 2014


Muziris Heritage Project to take off in its first phase during Onam.




TIMES OF INDIA, JULY 20, 2014


The centuries old Kottakkavu Church in North Paravur to be turned as the Christian History Museum for Muziris. 




THE NEW INDIAN EXPRESS, APRIL 22, 2014 

The boats are getting ready for the visitors to the Muziris Heritage Site.

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KOCHI MUZIRIS BIENNALE, 2014


Kochi Muziris Biennale co-operates with Muziris Heritage Project to link the past with the modern day present.
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MALAYALA MANORAMA, NOVEMBER 24, 2013


The preparation of the master plan for the second phase of Muziris Heritage Project is being initiated by the Government of Kerala.
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THE TIMES OF INDIA, OCTOBER 6, 2013 


Joeanne talks about bringing the craftsmen back to the building and the revival of vernacular architecture.
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MALAYALA MANORAMA, AUGUST 25, 2013  


Bharat Bhushan, Chief Secretary to the Government of Kerala visits the Muziris Heritage Site.
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MALYALA MANORAMA, AUGUST 25, 2013


The first phase of the Muziris Heritage Project is getting ready for inauguration.
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LIVE CHENNAI, JULY 23, 2013


A workshop on 'Life in Streets' is being organized in Dakshinachitra for the architecture students.
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THE HINDU, JUNE 6, 2013


More evidence is being unearthed in Pattanam by Kerala Council for Historic Research.
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THE HINDU, MAY 11, 2013


Biographies of 50 famous personalities who lived on the Muziris stretch are being published by Kerala State Institute for Children's Literature as part of the Muziris Heritage Project.
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ARCHITECTURE TIME SPACE & PEOPLE, MARCH 2013


Benny Kuriakose gave a talk in Mohammed Sathak School of Architecture.
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CELEBRATIONS DECOR, MARCH 9, 2013


An article on Casa Rojo house in Chennai.
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CIE - CENTER FOR  INTERNATIONAL HERITAGE ACTIVITIES AND KOCHI MUZIRIS BIENNALE, MARCH 8, 2013


Benny Kuriakose speaks at the symposium exploring perspectives on heritage as a tool for development organized as part of the Kochi Muziris Biennale.
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THE HINDU, MARCH 8, 2013


Centre for International Heritage Activities (CIE) based in Netherlands organized a symposium in Kochi as part of the Kochi Muziris Biennale. 
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THE MALAYALEE CLUB, 2013

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Benny Kuriakose has designed the new building for Malayalee Club in Chennai.

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THE HINDU, JANUARY 26, 2013


Chennai Architecture Foundation (CAF) in collaboration with The Hindu organized a tour to four houses in Chennai which included the Casa Rojo house designed by Benny Kuriakose.
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NEWS WEEK, DECEMBER 15, 2012


Annie Paul talks about the Kochi Muziris Biennale which is the first of its kind in India.
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THE NATIONAL, DECEMBER 11, 2012


Shoba Narayan writes about Kochi Muziris Biennale, the first of its kind in India.
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THE INDIAN EXPRESS, DECEMBER 10, 2012


The article talks about the origin of the first Kochi Muziris Biennale.
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THE KEY BUNCH,  NOVEMBER 12, 2012


The website talks about Ranjeet and Maria's sea side home in Chennai.
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MATHRUBHUMI, SEPTEMBER 13, 2012


A team from L'Orient, Brittany, France headed by the Deputy Mayor visited the Muziris Site.
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DREAMZONE, AUGUST 2012


Aesthetics '12, Dreamzone's interior design carnival was inaugurated by Benny Kuriakose.
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KOCHI MUZIRIS BIENNALE, JULY 30, 2012


Benny is talking about the Muziris Heritage Project in a meeting organized by Kochi Muziris Biennale.
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ARCHISHORTS, JUNE 2012


A two month summer internship program was conducted by Benny Kuriakose in 2012 for students from all over India.
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WWW.MARGSWARNABHOOMI.COM, APRIL 16, 2012


Benny Kuriakose gave a talk at the MIDAS Trikona Fest 2012.
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THE HINDU, FEBRUARY 16, 2012


Minnie Vaid, noted documentary film maker, planning to make a film on Muziris talks to Hindu about her experiences.
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OUTLOOK, FEBRUARY 20, 2012


An article on the lost spice route initiated by UNESCO and Government of Kerala as part of the Muziris Heritage Project.
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IFJ FOCUS, FEBRUARY 2012


IFJ article talks about restoration architecture.
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MATHRUBHUMI, JANUARY 31, 2012


A week long Muziris Fest was organized in North Paravur.
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THE TIMES OF INDIA, JANUARY 24, 2012


Kerala is hoping to create a happy marriage of heritage and tourism around the ancient port in Muziris.
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MUNICIPALIKA, JANUARY 2012


Benny Kuriakose gave a talk at the 10th International Conference on Good Urban Governance for Safe, Healthy, Green and Smart Cities.
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THE TIMES OF INDIA, DECEMBER 11, 2011


The Department of Archaeology, Government of Kerala held a three day international seminar on the Portuguese and the Dutch in maritime Malabar with special reference to Muziris Maritime History.
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MALAYALA MANORAMA, NOVEMBER 22, 2011


The article talks about the revitalization of the North Paravur market and conservation of old buildings in the market as part of the Muziris Heritage Project.
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THE HINDU, OCTOBER 31, 2011


After being stalled for nearly eight months and the Central government aid allotted to it being diverted by the State government, the Muziris heritage project is set to be reactivated.
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THE HINDU, OCTOBER 26, 2011


Dr. P J Cherian writes about some of the criticisms being leveled against the excavations in Pattanam.


MALAYALA MANORAMA, OCTOBER 14, 2011


Film director and script writer Ranjith writes about Benny Kuriakose and Kevin Kuriakose in his column.
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THE HINDU, OCTOBER 7, 2011


The article talks about the disappearing brahimin houses in Chennai city.
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 MALAYALA MANORAMA, SEPTEMBER 13, 2011


Sri PJ Joseph, the Irrigation Minister inaugurated the construction of boat jetties in Muziris Heritage Project.
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GRIHALAKSHMI, SEPTEMBER 2011


The article talks about the Casa Rojo house in Chennai.
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MALAYALA MANORAMA, AUGUST 28, 2011


A review meeting was held in Kodungallur on the heritage of the Muziris Heritage Project under the leadership of TN Prathapan and VD Satheesan, MLAs.
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BUZZ IN TOWN,  AUGUST 13-15, 2011


The article gives the details about the workshop on vernacular architecture in Dakshinachitra in which Benny Kuriakose was the Course Director.
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MALAYALA MANORAMA, AUGUST 8, 2011


The Portuguese Ambassador is visiting Muziris in September.
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MALAYALA MANORAMA, AUGUST 3, 2011


Sanction has been accorded to many ancillary works in connection with the Muziris Heritage Project.
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THE HINDU, AUGUST 1, 2011


The report talks about the historic town of Alappuzha which is called the 'Venice of the East'.
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THE HINDU, JUNE 29, 2011


Cheraman Juma Masjid in Kodungallur was reconstructed many times to accommodate rising number of believers. The country's first and oldest mosque, will soon be restored to its original form.
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THE HINDU, JUNE 12, 2011


Pattanam excavation throws more light on the maritime trade of Muziris.
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TRAVEL BIZ MONITOR, MARCH 28, 2011


The article talks about the Spice Route initiatives of UNESCO and Kerala Government as part of the Muziris Heritage Project.
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MALAYALA MANORAMA, MARCH 2, 2011


Dutch Government is interested to corporate with Muziris Heritage Project, told Dutch ambassador Bob Hinsch. He was visiting the historical sites and excavation areas.
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MALAYALA MANORAMA, MARCH 2011


Netherlands Government has decided to give technical support for developmental programs of Muziris Heritage Project said dutch ambassador Bob Hinsch.
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DESHABHIMANI, FEBRUARY 27, 2011


As part of the Muziris Heritage Project, the Government of Kerala took over the house where the freedom fighter Mohammed Abdul Rehman was born.
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MALAYALA MAORAMA, FEBRUARY 27, 2011


Dr. Thomas Issac, the finance minister for Kerala says that the aims of the Muziris Heritage Project is not tourism. It is primarily a conservation project.
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MALAYALA MANORAMA, FEBRUARY 14, 2011


UNESCO is showing interest in Spice Route initiative by the Government of Kerala. UNESCO representative has made the plan clear to financial minister Dr. Thomas Issac and he allotted an amount from the budget.

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DEHSABHIMANI, JANUARY 1, 2011


Some of the major arterial roads in the Muziris Heritage Site are being improved to higher standards.
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THE HINDU, DECEMBER 21, 2010


Tourism in Kerala, which has so far targeted mainly beaches, forests and backwaters, will soon showcase the glory of the 3,000-year-old Muziris port.
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MADHYAMAM, DECEMBER 21, 2010


Centuries old skeleton is taken out in Kottappuram excavation carried out on behalf of Muziris heritage project. The skeleton which is believed to be a person who lived in end of Portuguese period is taken out from the remains of building after two days long effort.

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 MALAYALA MANORAMA, DECEMBER 11, 2010


A three member UNESCO team visited Muziris Heritage Site in December, 2010.
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DESIGN DIRECTIONS, OCTOBER 2010


An architecture exhibition titled "Design Directions" covers the work of 50 architectural firms in India and Benny Kuriakose is one of them.
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INSIDE OUTSIDE, OCTOBER 2010


A panel discussion on branding Indian architecture was organized by the Inside Outside Mega Show at Chennai in September, 2010. The panel comprised four distinguished architects : K T Ravindran, Dr. Oscar G Concessao, Benny Kuriakose and S Subbiah.
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MALAYALA MANORAMA, SEPTEMBER 26, 2010


Dr. Thomas Issac talks about the Muziris Heritage Project explaining that it will be linked with a course on Kerala history.
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THE INDIAN EXPRESS, SEPTEMBER 26, 2010


Famous writer Zacharia writes about the excavations in Pattanam. He visited the site along with noted media specialist Sasikumar and film maker Ravindran.
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THE HINDU, SEPTEMBER 20, 2010


Very soon, the 400-year-old synagogue at North Paravur in Ernakulam district of Kerala will have a museum showcasing the 2,000-year-old history of the Jewish community that thrived in that part of the country preserving its religious, cultural and ethnic identities.
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MATHRUBHUMI, SEPTEMBER 19, 2010


Dr. P J Cherian and C S Meenakshi writes about the excavations in Pattanam and its importance.
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TEHELKA, SEPTEMBER 11, 2010


Higio Zargnam write about how the Muziris site is being converted into a tourist spot.
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THE JERUSALEM POST, JULY 16, 2010


Shalva Weil writes about the conservation of Parur Synagogue and its relationship with the Jews.
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THAINDIAN NEWS, MARCH 18, 2010


BRP Bhaskar writes about the ancient port Muziris and the multi-disciplinary project of the Government of Kerala.
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THE HINDU, FEBRUARY 25, 2010


Saraswathi Nagarajan writes about Laurie Baker's illustrations.
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THE INDIAN EXPRESS, DECEMBER 29, 2009


Culture and Education Minister of the Government of Kerala, Sri MA Baby inaugurated the workshop on museums being set up as part of the Muziris Heritage Project.
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DHRUVFUTNANI, OCTOBER 20, 2009


A detailed write up on the different buildings in Dakshinachitra, the open air museum in Chennai.
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MALAYALA MANORAMA, JULY 27, 2009


Pattanam region in North Paravur, has been found out scientifically to be the oldest Indo-Roman commercial centre. The research on determining the timeline done by University of Georgia had made it clear.
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THE HINDU, JULY 19, 2009


Rs. 120 crores has been sanctioned for the Muziris Heritage Project by the Government of Kerala.
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THE HINDU, JULY 11, 2009


The Knanaya Catholic Congress has called for the inclusion of the Knanaya migration as part of the Musiris Heritage Project.
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THE HINDU, JUNE 29, 2009


Kodungalloor KKTM College will act as a nodal centre for the academic and research activities of the Muziris Heritage Project.
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THE HINDU, JUNE 28, 2009


Finance Minister TM Thomas Issac addresses a workshop on Muziris Heritage Project in KKTM College.
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THE NEW INDIAN EXPRESS, JUNE 26, 2009


In an attempt to reinstate the historical importance of the legendary port of Muziris, the State Government is contemplating creation of the Muziris Heritage Project.
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 MALAYALA MANORAMA, JUNE 27, 2009


The advertisement released by the Government of Kerala in connection with the announcement of the Muziris Heritage Project.
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MALAYALA MANORAMA, JUNE 22, 2009


The Muziris Heritge Project, a Tourist-Educational-Research programme which conserves the Historical city of Kodungallur and nearby places is commencing.
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DAKSHINACHITRA, APRIL 2009


Dakshinachitra regularly conducts workshops on different topics including architecture.
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SHELTER CENTRE, MAY 2007


Benny Kuriakose gave two presentations at the UNDP Consultation on Habitat Planning and Development as part of post tsunami shelter reconstruction perspective in Tamil Nadu.
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STORY TELLING INSTITUTE,  APRIL 11, 2007


Benny Kuriakose made a proposal for the proposed Nocchikuppam educational and cultural tourism project.
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INDIAN FLOKLORE, DECEMBER 12, 2006


Benny Kuriakose gave a talk titled "The Relevance of Vernacular Architecture for Sustainability and Social Responsibility" at the Indian School of Folklore, Chennai.
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THE HINDU, JULY 31, 2006


A report on the conservation of heritage buildings workshop organised by Dakshinchitra along with Kishkinda Trust and the Hampi Foundation.
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NCHRO, APRIL 2006


A write up on the summer internship program in connection with the tsunami rehabilitation project in Tarangambadi and Chinnangudi by SIFFS.
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DOWN TO EARTH, JANUARY 15, 2006 


In terms of user-friendliness, Tamil Nadu's rehabilitation of the Tsunami victims has been disastrous -- largely because the beneficiaries have not been consulted, the work has been driven by the priorities of contractors and the government's policies, which embody quixotic priorities and double standards.
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POLITIS, OCTOBER 13, 2005


Nine months after the tsunami, fishermen from South India have new boats funded by NGO's. Assistance not always well controlled, as explained by Alain Le Sann, president of the Collective fishing and development.
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THE HINDU, SEPTEMBER 3, 2005


Benny Kuriakose talks about his favourite books and authors.
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THE HINDU, OCTOBER 12, 2003


The Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage (Intach) and the State Government  signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to protect, conserve and preserve various facets of the State's heritage.
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THE HINDU, JULY 16, 2003


With low real estate rates, cleaner air and proximity to the beach, the southern suburbs are gaining popularity among residents in the city, write Prassana Srinivasan and Shalini Umachandran.
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THE HINDU, JULY 14, 2003


"If each `mother' school adopts a `foster' school, it will not only upgrade the latter but will also provide the children attending these schools a better education"...
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THE WEEK, JUNE 15, 2003


Malayala Manorama and its readers rebuilt Chapredi, an entire village in Bhuj, Gujarat which was damaged in the earthquake. This was designed by Benny taking into account the needs of the villagers.
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INDIAN EXPRESS, DECEMBER 2, 2002


Che Kurrien, writes about Benny Kuriakose in City Express.
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INSIDE OUTSIDE, NOVEMBER 2002


A weekend retreat must be recognizably different from a city house or an urban solution, the overriding criteria  on how sensitively the built form responds to the location. The design of the award winning entry explores the vernacular without being over ornate and successfully exploits the varying relationships of the inside to the outside through its pavilion-like architecture.

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HEALTH INDIA NEWS, JULY 11, 2002


Chitra Narayanan writes about the Institute of Palliative Medicine in Calicut designed by Benny Kuriakose.
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THE NEW INDIAN EXPRESS, OCTOBER 10, 2001


In mainstream architecture, one learns about steel, concrete and designing new buildings, whereas in conservation, one learns about traditional building materials such as lime, stone and timber.
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Indiaprofile.com


Dakshinachitra is a rare museum. Traditional houses of various communities of South India have been transported brick by brick and reconstructed at this ‘heritage centre’ on the coast off Chennai.

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