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 important awards, including the ‘All India Stone Architectural Awards’, JK State Young Architect of the Year Award’ and many IIA State awards are recognition of their relentless efforts.

People                                                       

RENY LIJO
ARCHITECT | ARTIST

B.Arch | B.V.B.C.E.T., Hubli, Karnataka | 2003
Intern | Gayathri and Namith Associates, Bangalore | 2003
Architect | Teamplus, Thrissur | 2003
Founder Principal | LIJO.RENY.architects | 2005

LIJO JOS
ARCHITECT | ARTIST

B.Arch | Siddaganga Institute of Technology, Tumkur, Karnataka | 2001
Intern | C&T, Bangalore | 2001
Principal Architect | Teamplus, Thrissur | 2001
Founder Principal | LIJO.RENY.architects | 2005

Awards                                            

VANITHA VEEDU ARCHITECTURE AWARDS

Best Residential Project Award | The Regimented House | 2018

MATHRUBHUMI MASTERCRAFT SEASON 2

Best Home Award | The Walls and Vaults House | 2017

MATHRUBHUMI MASTERCRAFT SEASON 2

Best Architect Award | The Walls and Vaults House | 2017

MONSOON ARCHITECTURE AWARDS

Excellence in Architecture of the Monsoon Region | The Breathing Wall Residence | 2017

TRENDS EXCELLENCE AWARDS FOR ARCHITECTURE

Residential Project of the Year | The Walls and Vaults House | 2016

NDTV DESIGN & ARCHITECTURE AWARDS

Jury Commendation | Climatic Zone: Warm & Humid | The Walls and Vaults House | 2016

VANITHA VEEDU ARCHITECTURE AWARDS

Best Home Award | The Walls and Vaults House | 2016

VANITHA VEEDU ARCHITECTURE AWARDS

Best Home Commendation | The Breathing Wall Residence | 2016

WADe

Role Model Architect Award | for Reny Lijo | 2016 

IIA STATE AWARD

Gold Leaf for Excellence in Architecture | Residences | The Breathing Wall Residence | 2015 

IIA STATE AWARD

Gold Leaf for Excellence in Architecture | Residences | The Walls and Vaults House | 2015 

IIA STATE AWARD

Silver Leaf for Excellence in Architecture | Interiors | The Breathing Wall Residence | 2015 

DESIGNER YOUNG ARCHITECT

First Runner Up | Residences | The Skewed House | 2015 

DESIGNER YOUNG ARCHITECT

First Runner Up | Interiors | The Skewed House | 2015 

IIA STATE AWARD

Silver Leaf for Excellence in Architecture | Residences | The Skewed House | 2014 

IIA STATE AWARD

Commendation for Excellence in Architecture | 3mm thick Stair of The Skewed House | 2014 

IIA STATE AWARD

Gold Leaf for Excellence in Architecture | Installations and Objects | attempt-01 | 2013 

IIA STATE AWARD

Silver Leaf for Excellence in Architecture | Installations and Objects | The Travelling Model | 2013

ALL INDIA STONE ARCHITECTURE AWARDS

Landscape Category | CDOS, Jaipur | The Running Wall Residence | 2012 

IIA STATE AWARD

Gold Leaf for Excellence in Architecture | Residences | The Running Wall Residence | 2012

IIA STATE AWARD

Silver Leaf for Excellence in Architecture | Interiors; Non-Residential | Our Studio Downstairs | 2012 

IIA STATE AWARD

Commendation for Excellence in Architecture | Residences | The Selfless House | 2012

GURUDAKSHINA AWARD

Hari Sri Vidya Nidhi and Thalam, Thrissur | for Lijo Jos | 2011 

IIA STATE AWARD

Silver Leaf for Excellence in Architecture | Residences | Residence for the Unknown Client 02 | 2010

IIA STATE AWARD

Silver Leaf for Excellence in Architecture | Residences | Residence for the Unknown Client 01 | 2009 

JK Architect of the Year Award

State Young Architect Of the Year | Residence at Punkunnam | 2008

IIA STATE AWARD

Commendation for Excellence in Architecture | Residences | Residence at Kadungallur | 2008

IIA STATE AWARD

Gold Leaf for Excellence in Architecture | Residences | Residence at Punkunnam | 2007

Recognitions                                            

AD 100

The Most Influential Designers in the Subcontinent | Architectural Digest | 2021

AD 100

The Most Influential Designers in the Subcontinent | Architectural Digest | 2020

AD 100

The Most Influential Designers in the Subcontinent | Architectural Digest | 2019 

Hot 100

Celebrating who is who of Contemporary Indian Architecture and Design | Architect and Interiors India Magazine | 2018

TRENDS EXCELLENCE AWARDS FOR ARCHITECTURE

Nomination | Residential Project of the Year | The Regimented House | 2018

AD 100

The Most Influential Designers in the Subcontinent | Architectural Digest | 2018 

Hot 100

Celebrating who is who of Contemporary Indian Architecture and Design | Architect and Interiors India Magazine | 2017

AD 50

The 50 most influential names in Architecture and Design | Architectural Digest |2017

HOT 100

Celebrating who is who of Contemporary Indian Architecture and Design | Architect and Interiors India Magazine | 2016

IIA NATIONAL AWARDS

Nomination | Residence | The Walls and Vaults House | 2016

AD 50

The 50 most influential names in Architecture and Design | Architectural Digest |2016 

TRENDS EXCELLENCE AWARDS FOR ARCHITECTURE

Nomination | Best Practice of the Year | 2016

TRENDS EXCELLENCE AWARDS FOR ARCHITECTURE

Nomination | Best Practice of the Year | 2015

TRENDS EXCELLENCE AWARDS FOR ARCHITECTURE

Nomination | Best Practice of the Year | 2014

TRENDS EXCELLENCE AWARDS FOR ARCHITECTURE

Nomination | Residential Project of the Year | The Breathing Wall Residence | 2014

iGEN TOP 50

The New Generation of Innovators in Architecture | Architect and Interiors India Magazine | 2013

10 MOST PROMISING YOUNGSTERS OF KERALA

Lijo Jos chosen as one among the 10 most promising youngsters of Kerala | India Today Magazine | 2006 

Exhibition                                            

ORU ADI MANNU

Oru Adi Mannu ’ | Group Show | at Durbar Art Gallery | Sept 2017 | and at Bindhi Art Gallery | Oct 2017

KERALA LALITHAKALA AKADEMI STATE EXHIBITION

Kerala Lalithakala Akademi State Exhibition 2013 | Group Show | May 2013 

ROTI, KAPADA, MAKAN

Roti, Kapada, Makan ’ | Curated by Anubhav Nath | Ojas Arts, New Delhi | Group Show | March-May 2012 

MIND THE GAP NOW

Mind the Gap Now ’ | Curated by Johny M L | United Art Fair,Pragati Maidan, New Delhi | Group Show | Sept 2012 

NIRAPORUL

Niraporul ’ |  Inaugural group show at the Durbar Hall by Lalithakala Academi, Kerala | Nov 2011 

ATTEMPT-01

attempt-01 | Space Specific Installations | Lalithakala Akademi Gallery, Thrissur | April-May 2011 

+91 RESIDENCES

+91 Residences ’ | Traveling Exhibition on 100 Contemporary Residences from India | Group Show | 2009-2010 

On EARTH

‘On Earth | Site Specific Installation | Regional Theater, Thrissur | May 2007 

SITE SPECIFIC INSTALLATION

Site Specific Installation | Vimala College, Thrissur | Nov. 2004

LAUNCH PAD

Launch pad | Site Specific Installation St. Aloshious College Elthuruthu, Thrissur | Oct. 2003 

LAST SUPPER TIME AND AGAIN

Last Supper Time and Again ’ | Site Specific Installation, Puthan Palli, Thrissur | April 2003 

War BAR-CODED!

War Bar-coded! | Site Specific Installation, Sahitya Academi, Thrissur  | April 2003 

WHIRLPOOL OF LIFE

Whirlpool of Life | Site Specific Installation, Hari Sri Vidhya Nidhi School, Thrissur | Dec. 2001 

Talks                                            

VYAKHYAN, LTIADS, NAVI MUMBAI

Talk 18 at Vyakhyan Series Talks 20-21 | Lokmanya Tilak Institute of Architecture and Design Studies | Nov 2020

SAIP, India

Death – Decay – Filth‘ | Point of View Lecture Series | Sept 2020

IIID VADODARA CENTER

Tales from a Small Town | Talk at IIID Vadodara Center | Jan 2018

MASA, BANGLAORE

Tales from a Small Town| Talk at MASA, Banglaore | Dec 2017 

IIA CHANDIGARH AND PUNJAB CHAPTER

Keynote speaker at Engage | IIA Chandigarh and Punjab Chapter | Nov 2017 

IIA MANGALORE AND MANIPAL CENTER

Talk at IIA Mangalore and Manipal Center | Nov 2017 

AAKRITI ’17

Talk at Aakriti ’17 | Al Salama Institute of Architecture, Perinthalmanna | Oct 2017

IIA AURANGABAD CENTER

Talk at IIA Aurangabad Center | May 2017

MAHACON, MAHARASHTRA CHAPTER CONVENTION

Changing face | Facing change | Mahacon, Maharashtra Chapter Convention at Satara, Maharashtra | Feb 2017 

THE LOFT, PUNE

Talk at The Loft, Pune | Feb 2017 

ACETECH CONFERENCE, BANGALORE

Indian Avant-Garde | ACETech Conference, Bangalore | Oct 2016 

FUTURE PRACTICES, CHENNAI

Future Practices, Chennai | Aug 2016 

AVANI ONE

Talk at Avani One | Mattanchery | May 2016 

SAA S.I.T, TUMKUR

Talk on behalf of SAA at S.I.T, Tumkur | Feb 2016

S.I.T, TUMKUR

blur ’ | Talk at S.I.T, Tumkur | Feb 2015

INTERNATIONAL THEATER FESTIVAL OF KERALA

Theater in Space | Space in Theater ’ at ITFoK (International Theater Festival of Kerala)  | Jan 2013 

SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE, THRISSUR

No Man’s Land – Art And Architecture’ | Talk at IES School of Architecture, Thrissur | Jan 2013 

IIA COCHIN CENTER

blur ’ | Lecture at 10×10 | IIA Cochin Center, Ernakulam | Nov.2011 

MES COLLEGE, KUTTIPURAM

Blurring Line between Art and Architecture ‘ | Lecture at MES College, Kuttipuram | Feb. 2011 

IIA, THRISSUR

Talk at the Indian Institute of Architects, Thrissur | April 2009 

SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE, THRISSUR

‘New Directions In Architecture’ | Talk at School of Architecture, Thrissur | March 2009 

SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE, THRISSUR

Installation Art and Architecture’ | Talk at School of Architecture, Thrissur | Oct. 2008 

ON INTERIOR DESIGN

Talk on Interior Design | Fine Arts College, Thrissur | 2008 

ROTARY CLUB, THRISSUR

Installation Art ’ | Lecture at Rotary Club, Thrissur | Aug 2008 

SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE, THRISSUR

Changing Language of Space and Skin ’ | Lecture at School of Architecture, Thrissur | Feb. 2008 

MALAYALA MANORAMA PARPIDAM EXHIBITION

Talk on Architecture | Malayala Manorama Parpidam Exhibition | 2006 

Workshop                                            

‘WIRED | WEIRD’

 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

Me and You Summer Camp | April 2011                                                                

ART WORKSHOP

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                                                                                                    

Camps                                            

IN CREATION

In Creation ’ | Painting Camp for Artists and Architects, Munnar | April 2007 

Others                                                       

FOAID

Juror at FOAID, Mumbai | Dec 2017 

BUILDING DIALOUGES

Instrumental in organising ‘Building Dialouges ’ Seminar for IIA Thrissur Center | Oct 2017 

LAYERS | MEANINGS

Instrumental in Organising ‘LAYERS | meanings’ Seminar for IIA Thrissur Center | Nov 2013 

residence NEXT

Co-director of ‘residence NEXT ’ International Design Workshop | Sept 2012 

LANDSCAPE IN TRANSITION

Instrumental in Organising ‘Landscape in Transition ’  Seminar for IIA Thrissur Center | Oct 2011 

LANDSCAPE IN TRANSITION

Instrumental in Organising a Painters Camp and Exhibition ‘Landscape in Transition ’ for the IIA Thrissur Center | Oct 2011 

VANISHING IDENTITIES

Instrumental in Organising ‘Vanishing Identities’ a One Day Seminar for IIA Thrissur Center | Sept 2010 

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