Louvre pyramid architect I M Pei dies | 2019-05-18 | daily-sun.com

Louvre pyramid architect I M Pei dies

18 May, 2019 12:00 AM printer

I M Pei, the architect behind buildings including the glass pyramid outside the Louvre in Paris, has died aged 102, eports BBC.

Tributes have been pouring in, remembering him for a lifetime of designing iconic structures worldwide.

Pei’s designs are renowned for their emphasis on precision geometry, plain surfaces and natural light.

He carried on working well into old age, creating one of his most famous masterpieces - the Museum of Islamic Art in Doha, Qatar - in his 80s.

Ieoh Ming Pei was born in Guangzhou in 1917, and moved to the US at the age of 18 to study at Pennsylvania, MIT and Harvard.

He worked as a research scientist for the US government during World War Two, and went on to work as an architect, founding his own firm in 1955.

One of the 20th Century’s most prolific architects, he has designed municipal buildings, hotels, schools and other structures across North America, Asia and Europe.


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