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The world is full of gorgeous buildings with innovative designs and wonderful interiors, but very little has made an impression as the buildings of Ieoh Ming Pei (I. M. Pei).  This outstanding architectural mastermind has passed away at the age of 102 and people from around the world pay their respect by publishing photos of his buildings.

“Life is architecture and architecture is the mirror of life” is one of Pei’s sayings which guide him through his work. Main marks of his work are the precise geometry he always used alongside with plain surfaces and lots of natural light. Glass and steel were his favorite materials and he often combined them with concrete. His style is described as modernist with cubist themes, but in a subtle manner he incorporated details of Islamic architecture, which he loved. One of his most famous works is the pyramid at the Louvre Museum, now one of the most visited places in the world. He had also designed the Miho Museum in Japan, Gateway in Singapore and the Museum of Islamic Art in Doha, Qatar, which he designed when he was in his 80s.

Scroll down for photos of some of his amazing creations.