Photography: VSF. Courtesy of the Pritzker Architecture Prize
According to thespaces.com as published on their Architecture news category; Indian architect Balkrishna Doshi has won the 2018 Pritzker Prize for architecture at the grand age of 90.
Using the words of Betty Wood (an author at thespaces),
"Doshi – a Le Corbusier disciple and a pioneer of low-cost, quality housing – is the first Indian to receive the award. He joins the likes of Oscar Niemeyer, Frank Gehry, Rem Koolhaas and Zaha Hadid, who have scooped the annual prize."
‘Balkrishna Doshi has always created an architecture that is serious, never flashy or a follower of trends,’ said the Pritzker jury, chaired by Glenn Murcutt as Betty explains. They added that his work conveys ‘a deep sense of responsibility and a desire to contribute to his country and its people through high-quality, authentic architecture’.
Sangath Architect’s Studio. Photography: VSF. Courtesy of the Pritzker Architecture Prize
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Doshi has outlined 100 structures and has worked close by two of Modernisms greatest titans: Le Corbusier, on his plans for the Modernist city of Chandigarh, and Luis Khan, on new Indian Institute of Management (IIM) in Ahmedabad.
The nonagenarian's works intertwine pioneer standards with nearby vernacular customs. In Indore, his Vidhyadhar Nagar satellite advancement near the old city of Jaipur joined Hindu conventions with Modernist thoughts on arranging. His 1989 Aranya Low Cost Housing advancement in Indore likewise won the Aga Khan grant in 1995.
Institute of Indology (photo courtesy of VSF)
Institute of Indology. Photography: VSF. Courtesy of the Pritzker Architecture Prize
Doshi will formally receive the award – which comes with a $100,000 prize – at the Aga Khan Museum in Toronto in May.