About Us

Designer Publications Kerala Pvt Ltd since its inception in 2003 promotes
good architecture and design practices throughout the country. It is a
committed forum that inspires designers, architects and strategic partners to
nurture our heritage and culture towards a sustainable India. The company
formed by a group of like-minded architects, engineers and journalists aims
at taking design and architecture to the masses through publications, events,
academic engagements and much more.
It is now a reputed publishing house which successfully runs four leading
architecture magazines – Designer + Builder (Malayalam), Veedum Planum
(Malayalam), Design Detail (English) and Building Services Journal (English).
The highly reputed Designer Institute of Interior Design (DiiD), an accredited
interior design training institute, is also under the publishing house.

I. Publications:

The Publication division today has the following verticals:

Designer+Builder is the first architecture magazine in Malayalam language.
This monthly magazine, for the past 15 years has emerged as a pioneer
in B2C architecture publication. With a circulation count of over 92,000
per month, the magazine has avid readership among architects, interior
designers, affiliated professionals, and a large body of lay enthusiasts in
Kerala, major Indian cities, the UAE, and the US. Architect L. Gopakumar,
Managing Director, Designer Publications, is also the Chief Editor of this

Design Detail is a national monthly B2B architecture and design magazine
in English language targeted at architecture, interior design, structural
engineering and construction professionals, practitioners and students.
We are perhaps the only monthly architecture and design magazine that is
edited and led by architects. Our team led by Chief Editor Ar. Karan Grover
consists of design journalists, architect-writers and other domain experts.
We have a healthy circulation count of over 35,000 per issue pan-India with
a special focus on South and West regions.

Veedum Planum is a bimonthly Malayalam language B2C magazine, with a
readership of over 25,000 that focuses entirely on residences and is edited by
Designer Publications CEO Dr. Rema S. Kartha .It is very specifically focused
on the Kerala market, and addresses the needs of readers who are planning
new homes.