About Us

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Founded in the year 2005, LIJO.RENY.architects is a multiple award winning design studio based in Thrissur, Kerala. The works that come out from their small studio has been instrumental in influencing the way architecture is practiced and viewed in the state. Apart from their consistent experimentation with architecture they are also responsible for several site/space specific art installations. It’s their love for art that keeps them inspired and charged to introduce interesting contemporary sensibilities in the architecture they practice. The several important awards, including the ‘All India Stone Architectural Awards’, JK State Young Architect of the Year Award’ and several IIA State awards to their credit are recognition to their relentless efforts in their field.

RENY LIJO Architect/Artist

Born-(1981)
Self taught Artist
B.Arch from B.V.B.C.E.T., Hubli, Karnataka – (2003)
Trained at Gayathri and Namith Associates, Bangalore (2003)
Joined Teamplus, Thrissur – (2003)
Started LIJO.RENY.architects along with Architect Lijo Jos – (2005)

LIJO JOS Architect/Artist

Born-(1977)
Self taught Artist
B.Arch. from SIT. Siddaganga Institute of Technology, Tumkur, Karnataka. (2001)
Trained at C&T, Bangalore – (2000)
Joined Teamplus, Thrissur – Architects, as Principle Architect – (2001)
Started LIJO.RENY.architects along with Architect Reny Lijo – (2005)

Awards:

  • Monsoon Architecture Award – 2017 WINNER (Excellence in Architecture of the Monsoon Region) for ‘The Breathing Wall Residence’ – (2017)
  • Mathrubhumi MASTERCRAFT Season 2 – BEST ARCHITECT Award for ‘The Walls and Vaults House’ – (2017)
  • Mathrubhumi MASTERCRAFT Season 2 – BEST HOME Award for ‘The Walls and Vaults House’ – (2017)
  • TRENDS Excellence Awards for Architecture and Design – Architecture: Residential Project of 2016 for ‘The Walls and Vaults House’ – (2016)
  • NDTV Design & Architecture Awards, Jury Commendation (Climatic Zone: Warm & Humid) for ‘The Walls and Vaults House’ – (2016)
  • Vanitha Veedu Architecture Awards – Best Home Award for ‘The Walls and Vaults House’ – (2016)
  • Vanitha Veedu Architecture Awards – Best Home Commendation for ‘The Breathing Wall Residence’ – (2016)
  • WADe ‘Role Model’ Architect Award (for Reny Lijo) – (2016)
  • IIA State Award – GOLD LEAF for Excellence in Architecture (Residences) for ‘The Breathing Wall Residence’ – (2015)
  • IIA State Award – GOLD LEAF for Excellence in Architecture (Residences) for ‘The Walls and Vaults House’ – (2015)
  • IIA State Award – SILVER LEAF for Excellence in Architecture (Interiors) for ‘The Breathing Wall Residence’ – (2015)
  • Designer Young Architect – First Runner Up (Residences) for ‘The Skewed House’ – (2015)
  • Designer Young Architect – First Runner Up (Interiors) for ‘The Skewed House’ – (2015)
  • IIA State Award – SILVER LEAF for Excellence in Architecture (Residences) for ‘The Skewed House’ – (2014)
  • IIA State Award – COMMENDATION for Excellence in Architecture (Installations and Objects) for the ‘3mm thick Stair of the Skewed House’ – (2014)
  • IIA State Award – GOLD LEAF for Excellence in Architecture (Installations and Objects) for ‘attempt-01’ – (2013)
  • IIA State  Award – SILVER LEAF for Excellence in Architecture (Installations and Objects) for ‘The Travelling Model’ – (2013)
  • All India Stone Architectural Awards in Landscape Category from CDOS, Jaipur for ‘The Running Wall Residence’ – (2012)
  • IIA State Award – GOLD LEAF for Excellence in Architecture (Residences) for ‘The Running Wall Residence’ – (2012)
  • IIA State Award – SILVER LEAF for Excellence in Architecture (Interiors; Non-residential) for ‘Our office Downstairs’ – (2012)
  • IIA State Award – COMMENDATION for Excellence in Architecture (Residences) for ‘The Selfless House’ – (2012)
  • ‘Gurudakshina’ Award from Hari Sri Vidya Nidhi and Thalam (for Lijo Jos) – (2011)
  • IIA State Award – SILVER LEAF- for Excellence in Architecture (Residences) for ‘Residence for the Unknown Client 02’ – (2010)
  • IIA State Award – SILVER LEAF- for Excellence in Architecture (Residences) for ‘Residence for the Unknown Client 01’ – (2009)
  • JK AYA State Young Architect Of the Year for ‘Residence at Punkunnam’ – (2008)
  • IIA State Award – COMMENDATION for Excellence in Architecture (Residences) for ‘Residence at Kadungallur’ – (2008)
  • IIA State Award – GOLD LEAF- for Excellence in Architecture (Residences) for ‘Residence at Punkunnam’ – (2007)

Other achievements:

  • AD50  – The 50 most influential Architects and Interior Designers – (2017)
  • Hot 100 – Celebrating who is who of Contemporary Indian Architecture and Design, Architect and Interiors India Magazine – (2017)
  • Nomination for TRENDS Excellence Awards for Architecture and Design – Best Practice of 2016
  • AD50 – The 50 most influential names in Architecture and Design, Architectural Digest – (2016)
  • Nomination for Indian Institute of Architects – National Awards, ‘The Walls and Vaults House’ – (2016)
  • Hot 100 – Celebrating who is who of Contemporary Indian Architecture and Design, Architect and Interiors India Magazine – (2016)
  • Nomination for TRENDS Excellence Awards for Architecture and Design – Best Practice of 2015
  • Nomination for TRENDS Excellence Awards for Architecture and Design – Best Practice of 2014
  • Nomination for TRENDS Excellence Awards for Architecture and Design – Residential Project of 2014
  • iGEN Top 50-The New Generation of Innovators in Architecture, Architect and Interiors India Magazine – (2013)
  • Lijo Jos was Chosen by India Today Magazine as one among the 10 most promising youngsters of Kerala – (2006)

Exhibitions:

  • ‘Kerala Lalithakala Akademi State Exhibition 2013’ – (May 2013)
  • ‘Mind the Gap Now’, Curated by Johny M L, at United Art Fair,Pragati Maidan,New Delhi – (group show) – (Sept 2012)
  • ‘Roti, Kapada, Makan’, Curated by Anubhav Nath, at Ojas Arts,New Delhi – (group show) – (March-May 2012)
  • ‘Niraporul’, Inaugural group show at the Durbar Hall by Lalithakala Academi, Kerala – (group show) – (Nov 2011)
  • ‘attempt-01’ an exhibition of Space Specific Installations at the Lalithakala Akademi Gallery, Thrissur – (April,May 2011)
  • ‘+91 Residences ’- Traveling Exhibition on 100 contemporary residences from all over India – (group show) (2009-2010)
  • Site Specific Installation (EARTH) at Regional Theater, Thrissur – (May 2007)
  • Site Specific Installation at Vimala College, Thrissur – (Nov. 2004)
  • ‘Launch pad-Aiming the Stars’ – Site Specific Installation St. Aloshious College Elthuruthu, Thrissur – (Oct. 2003)
  • ‘Launch pad-Aiming the Stars’ – Site Specific Installation St. Aloshious College Elthuruthu, Thrissur – (Oct. 2003)
  • ‘Last Supper Time and Again’ – Site Specific Installation, Puthan Palli, Thrissur –(April 2003)
  • ‘War Bar-coded!’ – Site Specific Installation, Sahitya Academi, Thrissur –(April 2003)
  • ‘Whirlpool of Life’ – Site Specific Installation, Hari Sri Vidhya Nidhi School, Thrissur – (Dec. 200)

Camps:

  • ‘In Creation’ painting camp for Artists and Architects, Munnar – (April 2007)

Workshops:

  • Wired | Weird | 02 – S.I.T, Tumkur – (Feb-2016)
  • ‘Animation on the Wall’ – DG College of Architecture, Calicut – (Jan-2014)
  • ‘Inside Out’ – USD, Mysore, Karnataka – (Sept-2013)
  • Art Workshop at Me and You Summer camp – (April 2011)
  • Art Workshop at Me and You Summer camp – (April 2009)
  • ‘Inside Out’- Workshop on Installation Art, SIT, Tumkur, Karnataka – (Dec-2008)
  • Art Workshop at Me and You Summer camp – (April 2008)

Talks:

  • Talk at IIA Aurangabad Center – (May 2017)
  • ‘Changing face | Facing change’ – Mahacon, Maharashtra Chapter Convention at Satara, Maharashtra – (Feb 2017)
  • Talk at The Loft, Pune  – (Feb 2017)
  • Indian Avant-Garde, ACETech Conference, Bangalore – (Oct 2016)
  • Future Practices, Chennai – (Aug 2016)
  • Talk at  Avani One, Mattanchery – (May 2016)
  • Talk on behalf of SAA at S.I.T, Tumkur – (Feb 2016)
  • ‘blur’ – Talk at S.I.T, Tumkur – (Feb 2016)
  • ‘No man’s land between Art and Archtiecture’ – Talk at IES College of Architecture, Thrissur – (Jan 2013)
  • ‘Theater in Space / Space in Theater’ at ITFoK (International Theater Festival of Kerala) – (Jan 2013)
  • ‘blur’ – Lecture at 10×10, IIA Cochin Center, Ernakulam – (Nov.2011)
  • ‘Blurring line between Art and Architecture’ – Lecture at MES College, Kuttipuram – (Feb. 2011)
  • Talk at the Indian Institute of Architects, Thrissur – (April 2009)
  • ‘New Directions In Architecture’ Talk at School of Architecture, Thrissur – (March 2009)
  • ‘Installation Art and Architecture’ Talk at School of Architecture, Thrissur – (Oct. 2008)
  • ‘Installation Art’-Lecture at Rotary Club, Thrissur – (Aug 2008)
  • Talk on Interior Design at Fine Arts College, Thrissur – (2008)
  • ‘Changing Language of Space and Skin’ Lecture at School of Architecture, Thrissur – (Feb. 2008)
  • Talk on Architecture at Malayala Manorama Parpidam Exhibition – (2006)

Other:

  • Was instrumental in organising ‘LAYERS | meanings’ a one day Seminar for IIA Thrissur Center – (Nov 2013)
  • Co-director of ‘residence NEXT’ International Design workshop – (Sept 2012)
  • Was instrumental in organising a Painters Camp and Exhibition titled ‘Landscape in Transition’ for the IIA Thrissur Center – (Oct 2011)
  • Was instrumental in organising ‘Landscape in Transition’ a one day Seminar for IIA Thrissur Center – (Oct 2011)
  • Was instrumental in organising ‘Vanishing Identities’ a one day Seminar for IIA Thrissur Center – (Sept 2010)

 

Contact Details:

LIJO . RENY . architects
TC 32 / 229 / 1
Krishna Lane,
Punkunnam,
Thrissur – 680 002
Kerala India.

Mob: 98470 16689, 94469 40633
Res: 0487 2388633

Email

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