Design: The Art of Joyful Jam-Packing

Austrian Architect Hans Hollein wins the 1985 Pritzker award

Hans Hollein bristles at being called a master of the exquisite small space. He denies that his architecture depends on perfect, peculiar details and even disagrees with the plain truth that his buildings are playful. It may be that Hollein, a Viennese, is habitually defensive about his work because so much of it has been both small scale and high end: jewelry stores, a travel agency, an art gallery. The quirky architect will not have to worry about professional stature any longer. Last week, a few days after his 51st birthday, Hollein was awarded the seventh annual Pritzker Architecture Prize, the...

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