The winner of the ‘Nobel Prize of Architecture’ was just named — here are his stunning buildings

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On Wednesday, Indian architect and urban planner Balkrishna Doshi was named the winner of the 2018 Pritzker Prize — the biggest award in architecture.

The first Indian recipient of the award, Doshi is known for his low-cost housing projects, public complexes, and educational and cultural facilities across India.

Often considered the “Nobel Prize of architecture,” the Pritzker Prize goes to designers who push the boundaries of building design.

Check out some of Doshi’s greatest works below.

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Doshi lives and works in Ahmedabad, India. In the early 1980s, he designed his own studio, a cylindrical complex called Sangath:

The natural environment inspired the building’s rolling mounds, vaults, green terraces, and water channels.

Doshi’s practice has completed more than 100 projects in Indian cities.

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