French duo win architecture's top prize

New York (AFP) – The Pritzker Prize — architecture’s most prestigious award — was awarded Tuesday to French duo Jean-Philippe Vassal and Anne Lacaton for their affordable, eco-friendly spaces that prioritize the well-being of the many. Vassal, 67, and Lacaton, 65, received the accolade — which was first awarded in 1979 and comes with $100,000 in prize money– for their work transforming urban housing into uplifting and sustainable spaces on modest budgets. “The modernist hopes and dreams to improve the lives of many are reinvigorated through their work that responds to the climatic and ecol…

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