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I. M. Pei

A walk in the park

Like many mainland cities, Suzhou is struggling to hold on to its past as sleek malls, luxury high-rises and indus- trial parks intrude.

Sunday, 27 November, 2011, 12:00am

Born to build

Li Chung Pei can't quite recall the exact moment that he wanted to become an architect, following in the footsteps of his famous father, I.M. Pei. But he does remember a childhood in which he was frequently exposed to art, tagging along with his father on trips to Europe, spending time in cathedrals and museums.

25 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

Chinese architect's complex is flashpoint in Manhattan development-conservation battle

New York

1 Jul 2008 - 12:00am

Tim Li

Architect-designer Tim Li believes the best designs combine nature with architecture and bring out the cultural identity of the design. He is active in promoting Hong Kong art and culture through his role as chairman of art charity group Para/Site Art Space and as a museum advisory group member for the West Kowloon Cultural District Development.

28 Sep 2007 - 12:00am

Final challenge

This is the last and the most difficult challenge of my life.' That is how I.M. Pei, 86, the world's most famous ethnic Chinese architect, described the task of designing the new wing of the Suzhou Museum.

22 Jul 2003 - 12:00am

Home project brings top architect out of retirement

Renowned architect I. M. Pei has signed an agreement to design a museum in his home town of Suzhou, the Beijing Morning Post reported yesterday.

3 May 2002 - 12:00am

Peis leave family legacy on skyline of Beijing

I.M. PEI, THE RENOWNED Chinese architect yesterday visited the new headquarters of the Bank of China, designed by his two sons and his family's elegant legacy to the Beijing skyline.

26 Jun 2001 - 12:00am

Watch your step

Apart from the usual deafening roar of the pile-drivers along Wyndham Street, there is another risk to general happiness for art lovers who choose to visit the area in search of new experiences this week.

2 Oct 1998 - 12:00am

Rock steady

In the second part of the excellent RTHK series, Success Stories (Pearl, 6.20pm), architect I M Pei talks modestly about a career that is second to none. For us, of course, his work is daily visible in the towering Bank of China Building in Central. In the United States, he is the man to call if you want a new wing for a national art gallery, a library or a museum.

21 Apr 1998 - 12:00am

Pei firm to design Taiwan landmark

New York-based architect firm Pei Cobb Freed & Partners (PCF) is expected to sign a multi-million US dollar contract next week to design a 50-floor office building in Taipei's prosperous east side.

The new building will occupy a site now filled by the 14-floor shell of the ill-starred Taipei Regency Hotel, Jui Ho Development Co chairman Kevin Hou Po-wen said.

8 Sep 1997 - 12:00am

Museum plan finally passed

It took three attempts to win Luxembourg's approval but plans for a $600 million Museum for Contemporary Art on the capital's Kirchberg Plateau have finally been given the go-ahead.

21 Jun 1996 - 12:00am

Painting the town

WHEN you coax Kong Kai-ming to talk about Hong Kong as a source of visual nourishment, the painter begins, wide-eyed, like a first-time visitor. He ticks off the familiar, historical landscapes - the Man Mo Temple, Pottinger Street's precarious granite steps, the hulking bronze of Queen Victoria in her namesake park.

30 Jul 1994 - 12:00am