Curry Stone Prize: a new design sensibility

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.