2016 Pritzker Prize awarded to Chilean architect Alejandro Aravena

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Chilean architect Alejandro Aravena , 48, has been named winner of architecture’s most prestigious award, the Pritzker Prize . The jury praised the architect for his dedication to public service, and his prolific body of work that includes low-cost social housing and post-disaster architecture . The jury commended the 41st Pritzker Prize laureate in a statement: “Alejandro Aravena epitomizes the revival of a more socially engaged architect, especially in his long-term commitment to tackling the global housing crisis and fighting for a better urban environment for all.” Read the rest of 2016 Pritzker Prize awarded to Chilean architect Alejandro Aravena

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Koch brothers’ father built an oil refinery for the Nazis, says new book

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A newly published book says the father of American billionaires Charles and David Koch helped to build an oil refinery in Germany that was approved by Adolf Hitler himself. “Dark Money” is a historical account of the Koch family fortune and its influence, among others, written by Jane Mayer. In it, the author illustrates the path of modern conservative activism as supported by a small group of rich donors. She digs back as far as the Koch family’s ties to the radical right-wing John Birch Society to show how rich conservatives built a foundation for anti-government (and often anti-environment and anti-people) strategies under the guise of philanthropy. Read the rest of Koch brothers’ father built an oil refinery for the Nazis, says new book

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