On our website, in addition to interior and exterior decoration, we also speak on many occasions about buildings that are worth mentioning, architecture that strikes us because of its peculiar characteristics and the vision of its architects when doing them, that's why we can not stop tell you about the recently awarded Pritzker Prize, the most prestigious prize in architecture, considered the equivalent of the Nobel Prize.
Two Japanese architects, Kazuyo Sejima and Ryue Nizhizawa, who form the Sanaa studio for fifteen years have been awarded for their works, which the jury highlighted for its exploration of space, transparency, lights and new materials used. The brand of the house is lightness.
New Museum of Contemporary Art (Manhatha, New York)
El Pritzker prize, instituted by the family of philanthropists of the same name, is endowed with 100.000 dollars and rewards not only the architectural excellence but how it is embedded in a social and humanist commitment, and Sanaa has become a benchmark for its ability to create with pcos means, exploring new forms and materials, all without ever renouncing beauty.
All this without ever renouncing a penetrating, accurate beauty, of universal significance. Mostly SANAA has worked in Japan but his work has come to many parts of the world, such as the United States, Germany, the United Kingdom, France and the Netherlands.
Serpentine Gallery (London)
SANAA's emblematic works cited by the Pritzker Prize jury also include the Christian Dior building in the commercial district of Tokyo and the glass pavilion of the Toledo art museum in the United States. Of the project of extension of the IVAM the jury emphasizes that the architects found a "unique solution" when designing a building that let pass the light, the water and the air almost like a skin.
Glass pavilion at the Toledo Museum of Art (Ohio, United States)
In mind they have what will be their first project in Spain, the expansion project of the IVAM in Valencia, which "will transform the wind into a soft breeze and the sun into a luminous space", according to the architects.
The award will be presented next May in New York.
Further information: Sanaa