"We want to make architecture that people like to use," said Kazuyo Sejima, who with partner Ryue Nishizawa won the 2010 Pritzker Architecture Prize yesterday. "The jury somehow appreciated our way of making architecture." The Japanese architects aim towards using everyday materials to build dreamlike structures in which people can roam freely in groups or meditate individually. In the often befuddling world of modern architecture, Sejima and Nishizawa never lose sight of the human element in their buildings, including the sense of humor and excitement that can make entering a museum or office space a thrill rather than a chore. Please come over to Picture This at Big Think to read more of "Building Momentum."
[Image: Sejima and Nishizawa’s Rolex Learning Center.]