On Tuesday, the Irish duo and founders of Grafton Architects were named asthis year’s laureates for the life-time achievement award, which has been given annually since 1979.
Farrell and McNamara were selected by the Pritzker Prize jury for being “pioneers in a field that has traditionally been and still is a male-dominated profession” and also for “their generosity towards their colleagues”.
To celebrate the occasion, Dezeen looked back at Farrell and McNamara’s selection of keyprojects they believe to have defined their career.
Elsewhere, the continued spread of the Covid-19 strain ofcoronavirusresulted in more design and architecture events being postponed.
Car design took centre stage this week as numerous brands revealed concepts that were scheduled to be unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show,which was also cancelled due to the coronavirus outbreak.
Hyundai revealed visuals ofits latest Prophecy concept car, which is designed with “voluptuous” side sections to evoke a pebble. Renault was another manufacturer to unveil a futuristic car. Named Morphoz,the all-electric concept vehicle has a shapeshifting bodythat be physically expanded.
Another electric car design unveiled this week wasAmi by Citroën, which will be available on a subscription service to city-dwellers as young as 14 years old.
BMW was also in the spotlight as it introducedits first rebrand two decades. Its new flat logo has had its hallmark black ring replaced with a transparent ring.
Recycled building materials hit the headlines in the architecture world, as Scottish startup Kenoteq launcheda brick composed of 90 per cent construction waste.
Architecture studios Overtreders W and Bureau SLA also unveiled theirPretty Plastic shingles that are made from waste PVC. The studios claim it is the “first 100 per cent recycled cladding material”.
Other architecture news this week includedRenzo Piano’s completion of an oval-shaped toweron Miami beachfront that contains 18 floors of apartments.
Frank Gehry’s twistingLuma Arles tower was photographed close to completionin the south of France at its full height of 56 metres.