And the Pritzker Goes to… [A Short-short History of the Pritzker Prize]

Click to enlarge So, since tomorrow, March 5, 2019, will see the announcement of the 2019 Pritzker Architecture Prize, I thought it might be worth to whet (y)our appetite with this short piece from last year. The text, published within my ongoing section ‘ArquiNoir’ in issue #84 of Mexican magazine Arquine, was written -as youContinue reading “And the Pritzker Goes to… [A Short-short History of the Pritzker Prize]”

The [not so] Fine Line – A Conversation with Sophie Lovell

From left to right: Herzog & De Meuron, Zaha Hadid, Rafael Moneo, Alvaro Siza, Eduardo Souto de Moura, PEter Eisenman, Le Corbusier, Mies Van der Rohe, Philip Johnson, Bjarke Ingels, Rem Koolhaas, Zvi Hecker, myself, Preston Scott Cohen, Michael Meredith, and Hilary Sample. Missing are Reyner Banham and François Dallegret, who were edited out because ofContinue reading “The [not so] Fine Line – A Conversation with Sophie Lovell”

Numerus Klausus #23: Pritzker 2015 – Missed it by ‘this’ much

Back in March The Pritzker Award Committee announced that this year’s laureate would be Frei Otto. This was excellent news, especially for all megastructural-age nostalgics such as myself… if not for the unfortunate coincidence that Mr. Otto had sadly passed away a coupla days before that.

Numerus Klausus #17: Alles War Architektur

Click to enlarge Limited and traditional definitions of architecture and its means have lost their validity. Today the environment as a whole is the goal of our activities—and all the media of its determination: TV or artificial climate, transportation or clothing, telecommunication or shelter. The extension of the human sphere and the means of its determinationContinue reading “Numerus Klausus #17: Alles War Architektur”

Enter… The Asian Giant (Pritzker Prize 2012 ceremony)

Click to Enlarge “In all of my architectural design activities I have constantly asked myself the following questions: How can an architecture founded on craftsmanship survive in today’s world? What is the relevance of the traditional Chinese landscape system in a world filled with gigantic artificial structures? In a society undergoing massive city-building campaigns, howContinue reading “Enter… The Asian Giant (Pritzker Prize 2012 ceremony)”

Pritzker 2012: Who they gonna call?

Strolling the Architectural Zoo: Eisenmanis Infuribus (click to enlarge) Later today (in my time zone), the jury of the Pritzker Prize will reveal the name of the laureate for the 2012 edition of the award. This year, the 9-member jury integrated by Lord Peter Palumbo, Alejandro Aravena, Stephen Breyer, Yung Ho Chang, Glenn Murcutt, JuhaniContinue reading “Pritzker 2012: Who they gonna call?”

Souto de Moura wins Pritzker Prize 2011

Click to enlarge “Porto-based architect Eduardo Souto de Moura has been named the 2011 Pritzker Prize laureate for his considerable achievements in the field of architecture and the built environment. The selection of Souto de Moura as this year’s recipient of the world’s most sought-after architectural prize marks a noticeable step away from a developingContinue reading “Souto de Moura wins Pritzker Prize 2011”

Iterations: SANAA get Pritzker Prize 2010

Now that’s been a couple of weeks after the Pritzker Ceremony, and following my policy of never publishing anything when it’s due, I decided to finish the month with a little recap. This is the way the cartoon was supposed to be on the first place, but I felt that the in-joke departed too muchContinue reading “Iterations: SANAA get Pritzker Prize 2010”

Pritzker Prize 2010. (NopasSANAA)

… Kazuyo Sejima and Ryue Nishizawa, partners in the architectural firm, SANAA, have been chosen as the 2010 Laureates of the Pritzker Architecture Prize. “This marks the third time in the history of the prize that two architects have been named in the same year. The first was in 1988 when Oscar Niemeyer of BrazilContinue reading “Pritzker Prize 2010. (NopasSANAA)”

Pritzker Prize 2009: Zumthor’s Rough Stuff

  BACK IN BLACK!  After a long and (expectedly) unproductive Summer vacation, Klaus: The Blog resumes its activity! And, in this academic year, we’ll feature more and (more) bitter comment on the state of things in architecture. Special thanks to those 3,200 loyal viewers that kept the site alive in these two months (yes, 2!)Continue reading “Pritzker Prize 2009: Zumthor’s Rough Stuff”