Arata Isozaki Named 2019 Pritzker Prize Laureate

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Arata Isozaki has been named the 2019 laureate of the Pritzker Prize for Architecture. Isozaki, who has been practicing architecture since the 1960s, has long been considered an architectural visionary for his transnational and fearlessly futurist approach to design. With well over 100 built works to his name, Isozaki is also incredibly prolific and influential among his contemporaries. Isozaki is the 49th architect and eighth Japanese architect to receive the honor.

Said the jury of Isozaki in the award citation: “...in his search for meaningful architecture, he created buildings of great quality that to this day defy categorizations, reflect his constant evolution, and are always fresh in their approach.”

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The Definitive Works of 2019 Pritzker Prize Winner Arata Isozaki

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Today, Japanese architect and theorist Arata Isozaki was announced the winner of this year’s Pritzker Prize, the most highly regarded award in the world of architecture. Since the 60’s, Isozaki has been showing outstanding innovative ideas in his works, influencing eastern professionals with the forward-thinking approach that takes its roots from Japan. The 87-year-old architect boasts multiple built projects of different scales all over the world — from Tokyo and Shanghai, to Barcelona and Qatar. Let’s take a look at the immense list of Arata Isozaki’s projects and recreate the architects' professional development path since his very first works.

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A Selection of the Best Instagram Photos from Arata Isozaki's Work

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2019 Pritzker Laureate Arata Isozaki has been designing for more than half a century; several of his works are considered architectural classics due to their influence and impact on international design.

His work combines a number of styles, from vernacular to high tech  and organic to brutalist, giving his projects a sculptural and undeniably photogenic appearance. With such richness in design, it is perhaps no wonder that people around the world are excited to photograph his work.

We've selected 23 of the most beautiful photos of Isozaki's work posted to Instagram by users across the globe. Our selection, after the break:

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Who is Arata Isozaki? 20 Things to Know About the 2019 Pritzker Laureate

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The prolific and varied career of 2019 Pritzker Laureate Arata Isozaki, which includes more than 100 works built on virtually every continent, gives us a huge amount of facts that are relevant to understanding his life and architecture. Considered the first Japanese architect to develop his work on a truly global scale, Isozaki took special care to respond to the context and the specific requirements of each project, expanding the heterogeneity of his work and resulting in a variety of styles from vernacular to high tech.

See below 20 fascinating facts that illuminate his particular genius:

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David Wolfertstetter and TUM design a 3D Printed Facade for Munich's Deutsches Museum

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Illustration of a finished building facade.. Image © Professorship of Architectural Design and Building Envelope / TUM Illustration of a finished building facade.. Image © Professorship of Architectural Design and Building Envelope / TUM

David Wolferstetter Architektur (DWA) has collaborated with a team led by Moritz Mungenast from the Technical University of Munich (TUM) in the design of a 3D-printed façade, destined to serve as the new entrance of the Deutsches Museum in Munich, Germany. The multifunctional, translucent façade element allows for “completely free architectural design” with functions such as ventilation, insulation, and shading already integrated into the new façade.

The façade element, measuring 60 centimeters wide and one meter high, strikes a snow-white, delicate aesthetic with light shining diffusely through the surface. Within the material, cells provide stability and air-filled cavities for optimum insulation, while thin tubes circulate air for ventilation. The wave-like form of the facade also generates bulges to provide shade, while a microstructured surface ensures optimal acoustics.

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Economía circular y Declaración Ambiental de Producto

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La empresa de soluciones en aluminio exlabesa participa en el DPA Forum – Innovación en la Arquitectura, Construcción y Rehabilitación con una ponencia en la que Beatriz Fernández, Responsable de Proyectos de la Zona Centro, desarrollará el tema: “Economía circular y declaración ambiental de producto”.

Las Declaraciones Ambientales de Producto (DAP), en inglés, Environmental Product Declaration (EPD), son necesarias para todos aquellos edificios que quieran obtener una certificación de sostenibilidad, como BREEAM, LEED y VERDE.

Una DAP es una ecoetiqueta que proporciona información cuantitativa, verificada y certificada sobre el perfil ambiental de un producto.

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Baakenpark by Atelier Loidl

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Atelier Loidl: The Baakenpark is the green centre of the eastern HafenCity and of the quarter of Baakenhafen. The 1.6 hectare peninsula, artificially created with sand from the river Elbe, is located in the middle of the former harbour basin of Baakenhafen, which is characterized by linear edges, steel banks and stone promenades. With its […]
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Library House / Atelier Branco Arquitetura

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DXA Studio Designs New Urban Pathway for New York

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The Midtown Viaduct. Image Courtesy of DXA studio The Midtown Viaduct. Image Courtesy of DXA studio

Architecture and design firm DXA studio was awarded Grand Prize for their design for an urban pathway in New York City. Submitted for Construction Magazine’s 2019 Design Challenge, the project would span 9th Avenue to connect the new Moynihan Train Hall to the High Line and Hudson Yards. The design was created to push the boundaries of contemporary steel construction and create a signature public pathway for New York.

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Ivana Basic

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Fantasy Vanishes in Flesh III . 2015 + GILLMEIER RECH As one wanders through its uncanny interior, forms cushioned with wall padding and glass-blown baubles affixed to the walls like guiding sconces, one senses more and more the character of Bridle and the binary environment from which she is born. If in the written piece … Continue reading Ivana Basic
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Phra Pradeang House / all(zone)

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© Soopakorn Srisakul © Soopakorn Srisakul
  • Architects: all(zone)
  • Location: Samut Prakarn, Greater Bangkok, Thailand
  • Category: Houses
  • Lead Architects: Rachaporn Choochuey, Sorawit Klaimak, Tharit Tossanaitada, Isara Junpoldee, Asrin Sanguanwongwan, Thanapat Sangkharom
  • Concrete Block Designer: Tanatta Koshihadej, Asrin Sanguanwongwan
  • Engineering: CM One Co., Ltd.
  • Client: Prinyarat Burusnukul
  • Area: 388.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2018
  • Photographs: Soopakorn Srisakul

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3 Bathroom Remodeling Cost Reduction Tips from Experts

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Bathroom remodeling is expensive. The average cost to remodel your bathroom in the US stands at $20,000. It is a challenging task which can consume a good number of weeks. If you have a large bathroom, you’d need to hire a professional contractor. However, if you need small changes, you can handle it yourself.

Depending on what exactly you want, you might need to look at bathroom remodeling Washington DC to find a local contractor in your area.

Whether you go for a professional contractor or DIY bathroom remodeling, following tips from experts will help you to a great extent.

Use Leftovers

This tip comes from Ms. DeLuca who emphasizes that you should look for leftovers as it can save you a lot of money. For instance, you don’t have to buy a complete granite slab when you can use a small tile piece.

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Summer Is Coming: What That Means for Your Lawn

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Plenty of households are preparing for the release of the last season of HBO’s fantasy series “Game of Thrones,” gleefully chanting the Stark family motto: Winter is coming. However, in real life, winter is essentially over, which means most homeowners would do better to repeat “Summer is coming.”


Summer is full of outdoor fun, but for your outdoors to look good and hold up against the summer sun, you need to prepare. Your lawn, in particular, can struggle if you don’t start now to help it through the summer months.  The extra heat can dry out the soil, and too much sunlight can burn dry grass to a crisp. Plus, grass grows well throughout the spring, so before long your manicured lawn could look wild and untamed.

Here’s what you need to do now and throughout the summer. If it seems like too much, don’t hesitate to call a local lawn service for help — because no matter what, summer is coming.

Remove Debris

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