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Incorporating sculptural beauty into design, master architect IM Pei celebrates 100th birthday

chinadaily.com.cn | Updated: 2017-04-26 11:52

 

Incorporating sculptural beauty into design, master architect IM Pei celebrates 100th birthday

Ieoh Ming Pei.[Photo/VCG]

Today marks the 100th birthday of the internationally-acclaimed architect Ieoh Ming Pei, more commonly known as IM Pei.

The Chinese-American designer was born in Guangzhou in 1917 and later went to study architecture in the United States where he rose to fame and successfully built a career in the field of architectural design. The masterful structures he designed are spread throughout many countries and serve a variety of purposes. From the Louvre Museum in Paris to the Bank of China Building in Hong Kong, his masterpieces are everywhere.

One feature of his designs is that his artworks are believed to embody a sense of sculptural beauty. Deriving inspiration from sculptures is one of the techniques he employed for designs in public space. Notable examples include the glass-and-steel pyramid he designed for the Louvre Museum in Paris and the East Building of the National Gallery of Art in Washington D C.

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