Robert Venturi, the architect famous for “less is a bore,” turns 89 today. Venturi started his firm in 1964 and ran it with his wife and partner Denise Scott Brown from 1967 until 2012. Today the Pritzker Prize winner’s legacy lives on as the firm continues under the name VSBA (Venturi Scott…Read more ›
British writer Tim Abrahams finds Shigeru Ban‘s architecture ”kooky, Middle Earthy, Hobbity” – an opinion which earns him the title of “idiot” in the eyes of newly appointed Architecture for Humanity Executive Director Eric Cesal. In an article for the Boston Review, Stephen Phelan uses the pair’s opposing opinions to illustrate the Pritzker Prize winning architect’s perceived failures and successes. Read his very engaging take, here.Read more ›
The 2014 Pritzker Prize Ceremony to honor laureate Shigeru Ban is taking place today in Amsterdam at 17:00 UCT.
The ceremony will occur outside of the recently re-opened Rijksmuseum. Speakers will include Martha Thorne (Executive Director of the Prize), Eberhard van der Laan (Mayor of…
Pritzker Laureate Toyo Ito (June 1, 1941) turns 73 today. Renowned for flexible spaces that appeal to the human senses, Ito draws inspiration from the organic forms of nature, prioritizing fluidity between the natural world and the built form in his designs. Ito’s…Read more ›
Frei Otto, German architect and structural engineer turns 89 today. The 1972 Munich Olympic Stadium is perhaps his best known work. The pioneering tensile structure, which stood in considerable contrast to the strict, authoritarian stadium that was its predecessor, was…Read more ›
Ada Louise Huxtable once described him as “a poet who happens to be an architect.” Today Aldo Rossi (1931-1997) would have turned 83 years old.
Known for his drawings, urban theory, and for winning the Pritzker Prize (in 1990), Rossi also directed the…
On what would have been his birthday today, we celebrate and look back on British architect and Pritzker Laureate Sir James Stirling…, who died aged 66 in 1992. Stirling, who grew up in Liverpool, one of the two industrial powerhouses of theRead more ›
A recent article from The New York Times confirms something we’ve all long-suspected. A Pritzker translates into big bucks. Demand for Shigeru Ban’s Manhattan buildings has soared since his awarding of the prize. The New York Times …reports that pageRead more ›
Pritzker Prize winning architect Jørn Utzon, who died in 2008 aged 90, was the relatively unknown Dane who, on the 29th January 1957, was announced as the winner of the ‘International competition for a national opera house at Bennelong Point, Sydney’. When speaking about…Read more ›
Last week, while the ArchDaily team was in Mexico City for the Mextrópoli Conference, we caught up with Pritzker Jury member Juhani Pallasmaa and asked him to shed some light onto the recent winners of one of architecture’s highest honors.…Read more ›
The coveted title “Pritzker Prize Laureate” is more or less synonymous today with the label “star-architect,” a term I loathe and that most of those described as such will probably find irritating and embarrassing. And for good reason. Stardom in…Read more ›
Charlie Rose sits down with Tom Pritzker and 2014 Pritzker laureate Shigeru Ban… to discuss the importance of architecture, the purpose of the Prize and the significance of Ban’s selection. The discussion starts at 40:00, following coverage on the Malaysian Airline’sRead more ›
Yesterday we asked some prominent critics and a few of Ban’s peers to weigh in on the Japanese architect’s Pritzker win. Curators, architects, and writers praised Ban’s approach and conviction, describing what Ban’s work signifies to the architecture community. Read…Read more ›
The following is Alejandro Aravena’s response to the Shigeru Ban’s Pritzker win. Aravena is the executive director of the firm ELEMENTAL S.A and a member of the Pritzker Jury who selected Ban as this year’s Pritzker Laureate.…
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We culled the Twitterverse looking for reactions to Shigeru Ban’s Prizker win – from readers and critics alike. While the responses were generally positive, some were less so.
See our favorite responses – from #baffled to #goodenough to #Banstheman! –…
Yesterday, Shigeru Ban was announced as the 38th recipient of the Pritzker Prize, the latest in a long line of talented architects (as well as the seventh Japanese recipient). Learn more about the Prize and its winners after the break! …Read more ›
Last week we had the opportunity to interview this year’s Pritzker Prize winner, Shigeru Ban, within his Metal Shutters Houses in New York City. The Japanese architect, who was a member of the Pritzker jury from 2006-2009, gave us his thoughtful, humble…Read more ›
You probably know by now that Shigeru Ban has won this year’s Pritzker Prize, but did you know he almost went to university to play rugby? Or that he constructed his home without pulling down a single tree? These and…Read more ›