the winners of the prestigious pritkzer prize have been announced! for the second time in the architecture award’s history, it goes to a woman and for the third time, to a partnership. congratulations to kazuyo sajima and her male partner ryue nishizawa. here is a look at some of their tranquil yet powerful work:
from this morning’s la times article:
Over the course of its 31-year history, the Pritzker Prize, architecture’s highest honor, has been awarded almost exclusively to individual men. It has gone just once to a woman — to Zaha Hadid in 2004 and twice to a pair of architects: in 2001, when Jacques Herzog and Pierre de Meuron of Switzerland got the nod, and 1988, when the winners were Gordon Bunshaft and Oscar Niemeyer.
This year’s Pritzker, announced Sunday, will begin to fill both gaps at the same time. The award is going jointly to Kazuyo Sejima, one of the most prominent female architects in the world, and Ryue Nishizawa, her (male) partner in the acclaimed Tokyo firm SANAA.
if you are in new york, you can experience their work at the new museum:
in word, stunning.
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