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Portugal's Eduardo Souto de Moura wins the 2011 Pritzker Prize, the top international award in architecture.

So what can we glean from the news that 58-year-old Portuguese architect Eduardo Souto de Moura, barely known outside the profession, was on Monday named the winner of this year's Pritzker, the field's top honor? Taken on its own, the award seems most clearly to... more Pritzker Prize

Stadium in Braga, Protugal
 

The Pritzers believed in a meaningful prize

The prize takes its name from the Pritzker family, whose international business interests are headquartered in Chicago. Their name is syno- nymous with Hyatt Hotels located throughout the world. The Pritzkers

Cindy and Jay Pritzer

have long been known for their support of educational, scientific, medical, and cultural activities. Jay A. Pritzker, (1922-1999), founded the prize with his wife, Cindy. His eldest son, Thomas J. Pritzker, the current president of The Hyatt Found... more

Past Laureates

The purpose of the award is to honor a living architect whose built work demonstrates a combination of those qualities of talent, commitment and vision, which has produced consistent and significant contributions to hu- manity and the built environment the

art of architecture. The international prize, which is awarded each year to a living architect for significant achievement, was established by the Pritzker family of Chicago through their Hyatt Foundation in 1979. Often referred to as “architecture’s Nobel” and “the profession’s highest honor,” it is granted annually... more

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J. Mayer H. Architects’ Metropol Parasol opens

Oh my God, it's an icon. How very last decade. Did the city of Seville not get the memo? Big, flashy buildings are out; hair shirts are in. Then again, building projects are slow things, especially when they have hugely... more ArchDaily

Milan furniture fair-     50 years strong

Hundreds of thousands of visitors have descended on Milan this week for the biggest event in the design calendar, the Salone Inter- nazionale del Mobile, also known as the Milan... more LA Times core77

The Swedish Design Studio created a geometric puzzle across a new chest of drawers.

The Zero Footprint Prize

Zerofootprint also offers the annual Re-Skinning Awards to showcase the most suc- cessful, holistic retrofitting projects of the year. These are projects that... more

Peter Zumthor’s Design Revealed for the 2011 Serpentine Gallery Pavilion

The Peter Zumthor’s (2010 Pritzer Prize Laureate) de- sign for the 11th Serpentine Gallery Pavilion was reveal- ed today. A design that ‘aims to help its audience take the time to relax, to observe... more ArchDaily