Ah, the Pritzker. The Oscars of the Architecture World, except there’s only ONE:
Purpose: To honor a living architect or architects whose built work demonstrates a combination of those qualities of talent, vision, and commitment, which has produced consistent and significant contributions to humanity and the built environment through the art of architecture.
Feast your eyes on this year’s winner. Chile’s Alejandro Aravena. He looks like the guy that I sat next to in art class in high school. When he asked you out, you said “No Way” because…..Trouble. Good Trouble. But I digress.
This is the kind of human that would fit in here at Architecture Plus just perfectly. His focus, in addition to drool-worthy buildings, happens to be shelter and housing for our Earth’s growing population, moving into urban settings without a giant pile of cash (understatement) with which to shelter themselves and their families. Watch THIS short video:
Half Housing! Brilliant!….move in NOW, be safe and rooted. Add to your home as time and money permit. Can we get our American cities Planning and Zoning Department to approve this concept? Can we find the funding? Can we convince the Government to acknowledge that low cost and homeless housing will have to be dealt with sooner or later? For a full overview of the winner and the Pritzker process, go HERE