Architect

I. M. Pei

Year of Completion

1989

Client

Louvre Museum

Material of interest

Glass

Material Used

Glass

Properties of Materials

Glass panels in a Steel Frame form the modern element to this historic building. The two triangles, one interior and one exterior, reflect off the other to form a unique relationship.

Material Properties

Material of interest: Glass.

Material used: Glass.

Properties of material: Glass panels in a Steel Frame form the modern element to this historic building. The two triangles, one interior and one exterior, reflect off the other to form a unique relationship.

Application

Exterior cladding

Climate

Mediterranean

Environmental Response

Material allows light to enter the space.

Keywords

Exterior cladding, Mediterranean, Material allows light to enter the space

Location

Paris, France

Sources

Case study by Alison Andrews, Washington University in St. Louis.

Architect website: http://www.pcf-p.com/a/p/8315/s.html

Other: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Louvre_Pyramid

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Date submitted

March 2014

Disciplines

Architecture

Louvre Glass Pyramid for the Louvre Museum in Paris, France

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