Very excited that Francis Kéré won the Pritzker prize this year! I’ve spoken about their work on here before (here and here — including one of the very first Architecture Mondays!) and everything I said then I am still enamored with today, especially the creation of great space and design with what many might term “limited resources.” Because terming it such can be a death knell to the spirit. As Kéré himself says, “It’s not because you are limited in resources that you should accept mediocrity. No, I never accept that! I try to do things I feel proud of.”
I ought to do some deep dives into more of his works, but for the moment enjoy this smattering of photos from his firm’s work:
“Simplicity doesn’t mean banality, it doesn’t mean something is not rich. It can be really rich.”
Absolutely! Great work. A big congrats to Francis Kéré for the well deserved win. Check out the Pritzker’s announcement here, and the Kéré Architecture firm here.