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MRC Office at Chennai by Benny Kuriakose

MRC Office at Chennai by Benny Kuriakose

The office has many courtyards and internal verandas, which serve as a surprise element when entering form the entrance. It is a single storied structure, with traditional Tamil-Nadu pan tiles on the sloping roof. The roof is made of hollow box steel sections; no concrete has been used for the roof. Recycled doors and windows have been used. Many principles of sustainable architecture have been followed.

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Vishram at Chennai by Benny Kuriakose

Vishram at Chennai by Benny Kuriakose

The residence has a smooth and gradual massing towards the south-west, bringing in the feature of the extensive sloping roofs. The house reflects the planned flow of spaces to intentionally connect the many otherwise separate areas.

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Ananthya resorts at Kanyakumari by Benny Kuriakose

Ananthya resorts at Kanyakumari by Benny Kuriakose

A silent, peaceful resort along the side of the Chittar dam reservoir. Very subtle, blended with nature cottages. The cottages are of exposed brick and random rubble masonry What makes the resort special, are the small details, the gateways, the niches for lamps, the thatched gazebo next to the lily pond and many such simple elements which becomes significant in the whole picture.

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Mangalam heritage at Nagapattinam by Benny Kuriakose

Mangalam heritage at Nagapattinam by Benny Kuriakose

Mangala Heritage home is perfect for a weekend getaway. The temple, along with the temple tank, around which the village is built, makes for a beautiful sight. The building itself is a restored, traditional Tamil style house with a very austere looking exterior which is in direct contrast with its cosy interiors.

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Springdale heritage at Idukki by Benny Kuriakose

Springdale heritage at Idukki by Benny Kuriakose

Set along the river, the resort has small cottages over looking it, along with a swimming pool which blends with the flowing water near by. The restaurant, in the first floor, has large windows on all sides, thus making it airy and ventilated, at the same time giving a lovely view of the swimming pool and the river and the mountains.

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George Residence at Chennai by Benny Kuriakose

George Residence at Chennai by Benny Kuriakose

This building is built in a contemporary style using many traditional elements. It has a tiled roof porch at the entrance, and a large veranda in the ground and first floors. There is a small courtyard which is accessible from the dining and the plunge pool is part of this space.

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