ARCHITECTURE: I.M. Pei, Happy 96th Birthday

The legendary architect, creator of the famous Louvre pyramid, celebrates his 96th birthday. Have a look at his most iconic buildings!

Text: Mary Giatra

 

For more than six decades, I.M. Pei has had an amazing career. He won a Pritzker prize, the most prestigious of architecture awards, and has designed some of the world’s most important buildings.

 

His work is characterized by grace and elegance. Rich materials and an understated beauty have always accompanied his buildings. He is a true master of modernism that has offered a lot to the younger generations of architects who have a lot to learn from this great master.

He is 96 years today, more alive than ever and still creative. He has already offered a lot! Is there something that the accomplished architect has not yet achieved?


Luce Memorial Chapel in Taichung, Taiwan (1963)


Mesa Laboratory in Boulder, Colorado (1967)


Dallas City Hall in Dallas, Texas (1977)


East Building, National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. (1978)


J.F.K. Presidential Library and Museum in Boston, Massachusetts (1979)


Bank of China Tower in Hong Kong (1989)


Louvre Pyramid and La Pyramide Inversée, Louvre in Paris, France (1993)


Rock n’Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, Ohio (1995)


Museum of Islamic Art in Doha, Qatar (2008)


Macao Science Center in Macau (2009)

Photos: Architizer