SANAA has won the 2010 Pritzker Prize for many reasons." /> SANAA has won the 2010 Pritzker Prize for many reasons." />
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Alexandra Lange

My Favorite SANAA


It is thrilling that SANAA has won the 2010 Pritzker Prize for many reasons: the second woman, the second partnership, and most of all their beautiful work. As I said the other day, hardly the dark horse. Like last year’s winner, Peter Zumthor, the jury’s choice suggests a desire for pause, as an architectural as well as a subjective quality. (Speaking of architect’s websites, check out their practically nonexistent one.) I loved this installation when I saw it on Naoshima: reflective lilypads that sway slightly overhead, growing out of a traditional village courtyard.



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Alexandra Lange Alexandra Lange is an architecture and design critic, and author of Writing about Architecture: Mastering the Language of Buildings and Cities. (Princeton Architectural Press, 2012). Her work has appeared in The Architect’s Newspaper, Architectural Record, Dwell, Metropolis, Print, New York Magazine and The New York Times.

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