2018年度普立茲克建築獎(Pritzker Architecture Prize)得主為來自印度的巴克里希納‧多西教授(Balkrishna Vithaldas Doshi)，他是第一位獲得普利茲克建築獎的印度建築師。
年過九十歲的Doshi是印度二十世紀最具影響力的建築師之一，從事建築超過七十年，曾與多名大師，如柯比意（Le Corbusier）和路易斯‧康（Louis Kahn）共事；他認為建築作品是人生、哲學和夢想的延伸，又將普立茲克建築獎獻給先師柯比意，「其教導引領我思考身份議題，迫使我創出兼顧可持續性和本地特色的當代住房」，所有的優秀建築和城市規劃不僅要實現目的與結構的統一，還必須考慮到氣候、環境、技術和工藝，以及從最廣泛意義上對周邊環境的深刻理解和認識；建築必須超越單純的功能性，通過詩意和哲學的基底與人類的精神相關聯。
Balkrishna Doshi constantly demonstrates that all good architecture and urban planning must not only unite purpose and structure but must take into account climate, site, technique and craft. –Pritzker Prize 2018 jurors
The 2018 Pritzker Architecture Prize winner Balkrishna Doshi is one of India’s most influential architects, renowned for his harmonious designs that merge the formal language of classical modernism with Indian building traditions and local craft skills. Always designed with a sensitivity to the social, environmental and economic conditions of a given commission or site, Doshi’s architecture honors the past while at the same time accommodating the rapidly changing conditions and needs of modern India. Doshi has designed more than 100 buildings―educational and cultural institutions, public buildings, private residences and low-income housing projects among them―and has taught scores of students over the course of his 60-year career, a career distinguished by a sense of responsibility and dedication to the country and communities he has served.
Balkrishna Doshi: Architecture for the People presents the first comprehensive survey of this groundbreaking architect’s oeuvre in over 20 years. With a complete overview of all of Doshi’s projects, it provides insights into the inspiration behind his work and the background to his projects through essays written by outstanding experts in the field. The richly illustrated book is further supplemented by an interview with the architect, an illustrated biography and new photographs that document the impressive timeliness of the Indian master’s buildings.
Balkrishna Doshi (born 1927) began his architecture studies in 1947 before working with Le Corbusier and Louis Kahn in Chandigarh and Ahmedabad. He founded his own practice, Vastu Shilpa Consultants, in 1956, combining the lessons he learned from this earlier generation of architects with an understanding of Indian architectural traditions. In 2018, Doshi became the first-ever Indian winner of the prestigious Pritzker Architecture Prize.