Indian architect Balkrishna Doshi, a pioneer in low-cost housing, wins the highest award in architecture – the pritzker Prize.
“Known for reimagining low-cost housing, his design of one such scheme in the central city of Indore has more than 6,500 homes for some 80,000 low to middle income people.
A system of houses, courtyards and a labyrinth of internal pathways make it one of the most notable low-cost housing schemes in India.
“It seems I should take an oath and remember it for my lifetime: to provide the lowest class with the proper dwelling,” Doshi said in 1954.
Doshi, 90, is the first Indian to win the award, which is regarded as the highest honour in the field.”
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