I.M. Pei, the preeminent Chinese-American architect who forged a distinct brand of modern building design with his sharp lines and stark structures, has died. He was 102 years old. Pei was the mastermind behind the bold Louvre glass pyramid in Paris, the landmark 72-story Bank of China tower in Hong Kong and Doha's Museum of Islamic Art, works seen as embracing modernity tempered by a grounding in history. In his adopted home country the United States, Pei became perhaps best known for his landmark East Building at Washington's National Gallery of Art, deftly melding sharp modern angles with the monumental grandeur the US capital is known for. Chinese-American architect I.M. Pei accepts the Lifetime Achievement Award during the 2016 Asia Game Changer Awards ceremony in New York on October 27. Pei has died at age 102. Pei's big break was in 1964, when he was chosen over many prestigious architects to design the John F. Kennedy Memorial Library in Boston. At the time, Jacqueline … [Read more...] about Louvre pyramid architect I.M. Pei dies at age 102
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I M Pei, the versatile, globetrotting architect who revived the Louvre with a giant glass pyramid and captured the spirit of rebellion at the multi-shaped Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, has died at age 102.His buildings added elegance to landscapes worldwide with their powerful geometric shapes and grand spaces. Among them are the striking steel and glass Bank of China skyscraper in Hong Kong and the Fragrant Hill Hotel near Beijing.His work spanned decades, starting in the late 1940s and continuing through the new millennium.Pei painstakingly researched each project, studying its use and relating it to the environment. But he also was interested in architecture as art - and the effect he could create."At one level my goal is simply to give people pleasure in being in a space and walking around it," he said."But I also think architecture can reach a level where it influences people to want to do something more with their lives. That is the challenge that I find most interesting."His big … [Read more...] about Renowned architect I M Pei dead at 102
COACHELLA festival is back and the lineup has been revealed. Here is everything you need to know about the Californian music festival, including dates and lineup. By Ariane Sohrabi-Shiraz/Published 9th April 2019 By now you have probably heard of Coachella, or The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival.The annual music festival is held over two weekends each year just east of Palm Springs.Over the two three-day weekends the most popular and established music artists put on an incredible show.This year the lineup includes huge names such as Childish Gambino, Tame Impala and Ariana Grande as headliners.Festival-goers from all over the world attend the prestigious event.As well as music-lovers, you’ll also see celebrity faces who love the festival. Coachella 2019: When is Coachella Festival? What is Coachella? Dates, lineup and more (Pic: GETTY) What is Coachella?Coachella is a music festival which takes place in Indio, California.Thousands of people go to watch the hottest names … [Read more...] about Coachella 2019: When is Coachella Festival? What is Coachella? Dates, lineup and more
Is Brexit happening? Officially, yes. We're currently due to leave on April 12, so there's not long to go. But MPs still haven't decided what sort of Brexit we want. And the truth is it could be delayed yet again. Today, they are holding a debate and a series of votes about what to do next. That could include leaving without a deal, or asking the EU for a "soft" Brexit which involves staying in the EU's Customs Union. And they will also consider whether or not there should be a second referendum. If they go for a soft Brexit, or call for another referendum, then we'll have to ask the EU to agree to delay Brexit. Voting takes place around 8pm, and the result is due around 10pm. MPs are also to hold a separate debate at around 4.30pm on the petition calling for Brexit simply to be cancelled , which has been signed by six million people. And it's possible we may hear more today about the Government's plans. Theresa May is said to be hoping to hold a vote this week on her own … [Read more...] about Brexit LIVE: What is happening with Brexit?
A mum has been praised for openly sharing her battle with postnatal depression. Jennie Frost's mental health suffered following the births of her daughters Layla and Lois, now aged six and three. Looking back on those times she admits she felt 'lost and sad' as everyone around her 'looked like the mum I thought I'd be'. Now on the road to recovery - and making her peace with 'the loss and the difference between my expectations and the reality' of motherhood - she's described her journey in a moving Facebook post. Writing on her Snowdrops PND Support page, Jennie, who lives in Woodley, Stockport, explains how she's 'not the mum I thought I'd be', but asks whether anyone actually is, and urges other mums to be kind to themselves and to look out for others. She says: "Before I had my babies, I knew the mum I thought I'd be. I'd be fun, relaxed and take my kids everywhere with me. "Before I had my babies, I knew the mum I thought I'd be. My small ones would join us and sleep … [Read more...] about ‘I’m not the mum I thought I’d be’