Quotes by I. M. Pei

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Quote by I. M. Pei

Contemporary architects tend to impose modernity on something. There is a certain concern for history, but it's not very deep.

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A city, far from being a cluster of buildings, is actually a sequence of spaces enclosed and defined by buildings.

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Architecture must not do violence to space or its neighbors.

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I have a great love for nature. That must have started somewhere down back home, I think, because my family own one of the better known gardens in Soochow, so I played there, and I lived there, and so I must have absorbed something there. So I continue to have a great interest in nature.

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The essence of architecture is form and space, and light is the essential element to the key to architectural design, probably more important than anything. Technology and materials are secondary.

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