Pritzker Architecture Prize winner designed St. Ed’s dorm

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Chilean architect Alejandro Aravena has just been awarded the Pritzker Architecture Prize, the honor often called the Nobel of architecture.

In 2009 Aravena designed a dormitory for St. Edward’s University, a striking building with a minimalist exterior that reveals a jewel-like courtyard lined by a four-story curtain wall of red and clear glass panels.

The dorm is the only one of Aravena’s building in the United States.

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The naturally-shaded courtyard offers plenty of opportunities for social exchange. In Aravena’s student village, it’s the architecture which functions as social media.

 

 

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