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Pritzker winner David Chipperfield

This week David Chipperfield won the Pritzker Architecture Prize

This week on Dezeen, we announced David Chipperfield as the winner of this year's Pritzker Architecture Prize and rounded up his key projects.

British architect Chipperfield became the 52nd winner of the prestigious award for his "understated but transformative" body of work that spans four decades.

The jury commended him for "steering clear of trends" while having a "commitment to an architecture of understated but transformative civic presence".

David Chipperfield Hepworth Wakefield
Hepworth Wakefield is one of David Chipperfield's key buildings

To mark Chipperfield's win, we took a look at the key projects from his 40-year career, including the Stirling Prize-winning Museum of Modern Literature, Turner Contemporary gallery, Neues Museum and Hepworth Wakefield gallery (above).

We also published an interview with the architect, where he questioned his own talent. "I don't believe I'm that talented," he said. "Determination and commitment can compensate for a talent."

Exterior of Ölzbündt building by HK Architekten
We looked at the Ölzbündt housing block as part of Timber Revolution

Continuing our Timber Revolution series, we published a series of case studies looking at key mass-timber buildings.

We looked at the Ölzbündt housing block in Austria (above), which shows that "criticism of the longevity of wooden buildings is unfounded" and the Murray Grove housing block, which kickstarted the "tall-timber movement".

Looking to the future, we also rounded up 10 upcoming mass-timber buildings including a stadium designed by Zaha Hadid Architects and housing by Adjaye Associates.

Women architects and designers
Dezeen Awards judges nominated women that should have greater recognition

This week was International Women's Day and to mark the occasion we asked a roster of current and former Dezeen Awards judges to nominate a woman in architecture and design, who they believe should have greater recognition.

The judges nominated 25 impressive architects, designers, artists and repair specialists from all across the world.

Exterior of Tokyo International Forum
Tokyo International Forum was one of Rafael Viñoly's key buildings

Following the death of Uruguayan architect Rafael Viñoly at the end of last week, we looked back at the stand-out projects he designed during his career, including the Tokyo International Forum (above).

This week also saw the death of A Eugene Kohn, the co-founder of Kohn Pedersen Fox who was responsible for designing many of the world's tallest skyscrapers.

Black airless 3D-printed basketball by Wilson bouncing on a powder material
Wilson revealed an airless basketball 

In America, sports equipment manufacturer Wilson revealed a prototype for an airless basketball that does not need to be inflated.

"My boss, Kevin Krysiak, originally charged me with reinventing the basketball," Lippa told Dezeen. "One of the parameters or attributes that we felt could be improved upon is the fact that all inflatable balls eventually go flat."

House in Vietnam
A house in Vietnam was popular on Dezeen this week

Popular projects on Dezeen this week included a house with an oversized roof in Vietnam, an apartment in a former bakery and a red-painted house in northern Sweden.

Our latest lookbooks featured homes with exposed cross-laminated timber and bathrooms with colourful toilets and sinks.

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