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Low-Cost Housing Pioneer wins the Pritzker Prize – Architecture’s Highest Honor

Indian architect Balkrishna Doshi, a pioneer in low-cost housing, wins the highest award in architecture – the pritzker Prize.


Image: AFP

Image: AFP

“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.

Image: VSF

Image: VSF

Doshi, 90, is the first Indian to win the award, which is regarded as the highest honour in the field.”

~www.bbc.com 3.8.2018


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