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IM Pei, a master whose buildings dazzled the world, is dead at 102

IM Pei never played down his connections to China. His children were all given Chinese names, and when he won the Pritzker Prize in 1983, widely viewed as the highest honor a living architect can receive, he used the $100,000 award to establish a scholarship fund for Chinese architecture students.

VIDEO: World's next Louvre Museum to delight travellers on spectacular Abu Dhabi island

Designed by French architect Jean Nouvel, the Abu Dhabi Louvre Museum is expected to house more than 600 pieces of art underneath its intricate dome. An intriguing clip has surfaced on the Internet that sheds light on the creation.


From the discomfort zone: Bathing in disruptive aspiration

To establish their supremacy, French kings wanted control over nature too.

Perversity sells design

Americans see everything big, from them I learnt about how important it is to design industrial products for mass scale manufacture.

New tech reveals ancient Roman in 19th-century wall painting

They described unveiling the image during a meeting of the American Chemical Society.

Pressure builds on French museum to return Mona Lisa portrait

The work is owned by the French government and hangs in the Louvre museum in Paris.