Kochi: For Malayalees, home is more than just a roof above their head. It’s a status symbol. Everyone wants their home to be an iconic landmark. It is said, a Malayalee invests a major portion of his savings for building a beautiful home. With the growing disposable income and availability of modern decorative building materials, more and more people are engaging professional architects to make their dream house a reality.
Realising this growing trend and demand MathrubhumiNews, The Malayalam television news channel of Kerala’s leading media conglomerate Mathrubhumi group hosted its 3rd edition of Master Craft architecture show awards at Grand Hyatt, Kochi. The awards night honoured and acknowledged architectural excellence in Kerala and recognised young and promising architects of Kerala whose persistent pursuit to excellence has fuelled Kerala’s journey to the forefront of the Indian economy.
This year’s awards ceremony was attended by the crème de la crème of the architecture fraternity, bureaucrats, which included ArRahmatIndrani, Principal architect of SPOA, Indonesia, Ar Kamal Malik, Founder & CEO of Malik Architecture India, Ar BR Ajith, Dr Binumol Tom, Professor, Dept of architecture, Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Technology, Krishnakumar, Credai Kerala Chapter along with mathrubhumi officials.
The winners were accorded under various categories including Best Architecture Design – individual, Best Home, Best Apartment, Best Re modelled house, Best Landscape Design, Best eco-friendly house etc. Ar Sebastian Jose from Silpi architects Ernakulum won the best architectural design of season 3, and ArShyam Raj Chandroth was chosen as winner under Best Home Category.
Congratulating the winners, M V Shreyams Kumar, Jt Managing Director, Mathrubhumi Group said ”The season 3 of Mastercraft reflects a whole new light on Kerala’s architectural scene, this year we received over 1000 entries out of which we shortlisted 35 winners under various categories, we are glad that we are able to create a benchmark in the field of architecture by encouraging talented architects to showcase their projects in a bid to win the top honours”.
The event was organised by Mathrubhumi News team, with the able support of Redmicevents.
The awards night was concluded with the mind blowing performance by Mentalist Aathi.