SANAA has won the 2010 Pritzker Prize for many reasons."/>
It is thrilling that SANAA has won the 2010 Pritzker Prize for many reasons: the second woman, the second partnership, and most of all their beautiful work. As I said the other day, hardly the dark horse. Like last year’s winner, Peter Zumthor, the jury’s choice suggests a desire for pause, as an architectural as well as a subjective quality. (Speaking of architect’s websites, check out their practically nonexistent one.) I loved this installation when I saw it on Naoshima: reflective lilypads that sway slightly overhead, growing out of a traditional village courtyard.