Monday, April 13, 2009

Pritzker Prize 2009: Peter Zumthor

I generally avoid covering the already hyper-publicized Pritzker Prize for architecture (sometime touted as the "Nobel Prize" of Architecture) here on my blog, but this year is different.  This year Peter Zumthor has been recognized, and that is something to be discussed.  His body of work embodies the kind of work I wish I could say I have left behind after a life time of excellence.  I have admired his work from the first time I studied one of his projects in architecture school.  Simplicity of form, respect for his materials, loving attention to details.... for me THIS is what Architecture is all about.  

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