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    Default Shigeru Ban wins Pritzker prize

    Architect for the people

    I was very disappointed about our profession. I thought that as architects we could work more for society. Historically speaking, architecture clients are people who had the money and the power. They wanted to visualize power and money with monumental architecture. That was the architect's basic job historically. I'm not saying that is a bad thing. I also want to make a monument. But I thought we should use our experience and knowledge for the public and victims of natural disasters too. I get the same satisfaction when I design a building for a disaster. There is no difference. The only difference is I am not paid. It's pro bono.
    He is the seventh Japanese architect to win the prize.
    Last edited by ricohflex; 27th March 2014 at 09:35 PM.

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    amazing person and amazing mind.


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