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Pei's sprawling white stucco museum of Chinese art and craft—only the second building the architect has designed in China—was influenced by the traditional structures in Pei's ancestral hometown. “I’ve never done anything like this before, I’ve used gray and white, which are Suzhou colors. But the form is modern.” Pei told the NY Times in 2006. Indeed the black-outlined white structure with sections of glass roof is inspired by the region's traditional houses and is beautifully reflected in the artificial pond of the surrounding garden. 10 I.M. Pei Buildings We Love - Photo 11 of 12
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