Congratulations to Shigeru Ban for this achievement.
Tom Pritzker, Chairman and President of The Hyatt Foundation, which sponsors the Pritzker Prize, said: “He is an outstanding architect who, for twenty years, has been responding with creativity and high quality design to extreme situations caused by devastating natural disasters. His buildings provide shelter, community centers, and spiritual places for those who have suffered tremendous loss and destruction.”
Below is one of my favorite houses, Shigeru Bans’s Curtain Wall House (1993-1995).
Such is our way of thinking—we find beauty not in the in the thing itself but in the patterns of shadows, the light and the darkness, the one thing against another creates.
A selection of works by Portuguese architect Álvaro Siza, photographed by Duccio Malagamba.