Writing about the announcement of the winner of the Curry Stone Design Prize, Tom Eblen had this to say in today's Lexington Herald-Leader:
There is no shortage of international prizes honoring flashy, provocative, beautiful or breathtaking architecture and design.
The new $100,000 Curry Stone Design Prize, administered by the University of Kentucky’s College of Design, is different....
Beautiful? Provocative? Not in the world of architecture. But for a world where it is estimated that 1 billion people — about 15 percent of the population — live in shanties, projects like this have the ability to reshape the way much of humanity lives.
The rest is here, and well worth the time to read.