New Museum Architects Win Pritzker Architecture Prize
The Pritzker Architecture Prize is often considered the Nobel in the field of architecture. It’s awarded annually to one “living artist,” and consists of $100,000 cash and a bronze medallion. This year’s winner is the Japanese design duo behind the New Museum on the Bowery, Kazuyo Sejima and Ryue Nishizawa.
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Kazuyo Sejima and Ryue Nishizawa both run the firm Sanaa, which has built crazy structures in many different countries. But, back to the Bowery:
Bowery Street [wrong!], on which the New Museum is located, is historically a bit on the seedy side. Upon close inspection, the building’s metal skin and edgy, minimalistic design echoes the toughness of the neighborhood.
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