I M PEI: Louvre pyramid architect dies at the age of 102

I M PEI: Louvre pyramid architect dies at the age of 102



when people talk of Paris museums this one is likely the first to come to mind the Louvre houses one of the world's most impressive art collections but the pyramids that were added to its courtyard in 1989 became one of its greatest treasures the man behind the glass and metal structures was Yao Ming Pei he was born in Guangzhou China in 1917 but moved to the US as a teenager to study architecture his designs incorporated simple geometry and light like Taiwan's loose Chapel and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Ohio his dozens of buildings were stylistic but he believed in an analytical approach to his work he once said everything should be done with consideration to time place and purpose those ideals could be seen in his final commission the Museum of Islamic art in Doha he visited Islamic architecture around the world to design it and it opened in 2008 when he was 91 but pay also never forgot his roots he urged Chinese architects to stay true to their traditions rather than design in a western style Pei is described as one of the most prolific architects of the 20th century and his work is likely to be remembered well into the future lyla Humira TRT world


3 thoughts on “I M PEI: Louvre pyramid architect dies at the age of 102

  1. I am from Chicago, Illinois and the Paris pyramid is something that would fit well at home in our city because of its ugliness. 666 panes of glass of pure ugliness.

    No lie, go check it out yourself.

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