Doshi, who was also the first Indian architect to win the Pritzker Architecture Prize, was commended for his work with local technologies and crafts, which the judges said helped to “define the direction of architecture in India”.
“The news of this award brought back memories of my time working with Le Corbusier in 1953 when he had just received the news of getting the Royal Gold Medal,” Doshi said. “Today, six decades later I feel truly overwhelmed to be bestowed with the same award as my guru.”
RIBA also announced the winner of its annual House of the Year award – an “intriguing and distinguished” farmhouse extension in Gloucestershire designed by Alison Brooks Architects.
But a survey of the shortlisted projects carried out by British studio Hawkes Architecture revealed that only one out of the 20 projects, McLean Quinlan’s Devon Passivhaus, achieved top sustainability grades.
The colour was partly informed by the emerging digital universe known as the metaverse, where people were able to experience a parallel life while real-world interactions were limited during the coronavirus pandemic.
But in an opinion piece for Dezeen, Michelle Ogundehin argued that it’s time to “reconsider the whole colour of the year carnival.”
Researchers say the tiny procreating bots, which are made from stem cells of the African clawed frog, could help to explain the origin of life on Earth.
Other projects that proved popular this week include a rugged house in the Argentinian mountains, a Parisian home extension clad in polycarbonate panels and optical-illusion textiles that look different depending on the angle.
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