Globally acclaimed architect I.M. Pei dies, aged 102

Globally acclaimed architect I.M. Pei dies, aged 102



i MP believed in the beauty of simplicity his desires relied on geometric shapes circles triangles and squares subtle yet lyrical from the su chio Museum in China to the new wing of the National Gallery of Art in Washington DC his vision has defined dozens of unforgettable structures of the 20th and 21st centuries looming Pei was born in Guangzhou China in 1917 he grew up in Hong Kong and Shanghai before moving to the United States to study architecture degrees from MIT and Harvard followed in 1955 he founded his own practice it marked the beginning of an illustrious transcontinental career spanning six decades the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland Ohio the Bank of China tower in Hong Kong and his headquarters in Beijing the Miho Museum in Kyoto Japan yet pays perhaps most renowned as the force behind the glass and metal pyramid which serves as the main entrance of the Louvre in Paris a hallmark of pace architectural tenets modernism that never neglects history after announcing his retirement pay continued to consultant projects and worked well into his 90s notable commissions and his later career include the Museum of Islamic art in Doha Qatar and the Macao Science Center when pay won one of architectures highest honors the Pritzker Prize the jury stated that he has given the world some of his most beautiful interior spaces and exterior forms spaces that serve as monuments to the memory and genius of iymp Geraldton CG Tien Washington


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