• Wednesday, August 17, 2022

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Indian Architect Wins Pritzker Architecture Prize

Indian architect Balkrishna Doshi, 90, winner of the Pritzker Architecture Prize, looks on at his residence in Ahmedabad on March 8, 2018. Trailblazing Indian architect Balkrishna Doshi vowed March 8 to use his award, considered architecture’s Nobel equivalent, to escalate his campaign for proper housing for the poor as the country battles a massive shortage of homes. (SAM PANTHAKY/AFP/Getty Images)

By: Keerthi Mohan

Architect Balkrishna Doshi, popularly known as B.V. Doshi, has become the first Indian to win the $100,000 Pritzker Architecture Prize, which is touted as the Nobel Prize of Architecture. Doshi, 90, is known for his work in low-cost housing, and the Pritzker jury in its citation said the architect was known for his serious work. Calling his work “high-quality, authentic architecture” the jury said Doshi has shown a sense of responsibility and a desire to contribute to the welfare of his people through his creations. The jury further said: “Doshi is acutely aware of the context in which his buildings…

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