metalocus, JOSÉ JUAN BARBA via Klaustoon's Blog
About Klaus I have spoken (link below "Klaus.Dispatches from the GSD: 075 Years of Design"), his drawings always are intelligent and have a great deal of irony and reflection. Yesterday was the day Pritzker and Klaus made his contribution, we have asked to share, a reflection before to know the laureated, it has more interest now, one of those contributions that make you smile, laugh out loud and think. Here we leave, all bets were futile. Here we left it, and Hat tip! to Klaus!
.../... "Over the years, the Pritzker organization has featured a combination of total predictability, submitting to the architectural status quo by awarding its prize to the decreasing members of the star(chitectural) system who are left -and the Oscar-like custom to reward old-timers in not particularly moments of their careers before it’s too late-, and a penchant for alternating those with lesser-known names, usually artisans from the outside of the anglo-saxon market. In 2011, Eduardo Souto de Moura came (at least for me), as a pleasant surprise, and this year there seems to be a consensus -as there was last year- on Steven Holl’s or Toyo Ito’s likeability to become laureated. However, the web resounds with many other names, from David Chipperfield to Kengo Kuma and Ben Van Berkel, or even the recently deceased Luis Moreno Mansilla, among other more extravagant proposals. There seems to be also a big consensus on the unlikeability of both Daniel Libeskind and Peter Eisenman, who I think would qualify to reprise the equivalent of Martin Scorsese’s role in the Oscars of 2006.