Balkrishna Doshi, 90, wins Pritzker prize for architecture

Balkrishna Doshi, 90, wins Pritzker prize for architecture
 

Balkrishna Doshi, the 90-year-old Indian architect who worked with Le Corbusier, supervising his designs for the city of Chandigarh, has been named as the winner of the 2018 Pritzker prize, the highest accolade in architecture.
Known for his pioneering work in low-cost housing, BV Doshi became one of the most influential architects of post-independence India, fusing international modernist principles with a deep reading of local vernacular traditions. He is the first Indian architect to receive the award, which was founded in 1979 and has celebrated such figures as Oscar Niemeyer and Zaha... read more

 
7 March 2018 in Art & Culture, Views: 43
Source: Guardian
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