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from Zaha Hadid to I.M. Pei

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The Museum of Islamic Art is built on an artificial island off Doha’s Corniche and houses a really impressive collection of art and artefacts from the Islamic world.

The design by I.M. Pei incorporates various elements from traditional Islamic architecture.

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I.M. Pei is a Chinese-American architect. He is probably best known for the Louvre pyramids. He celebrated his 100th birthday earlier this year, which means I'm a bit late with my birthday wishes.

Happy birthday!

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This picture was taken looking up inside the museum. The design of the ceiling again incorporates various elements of traditional islamic architecture.

The sun/star at the top left is the highest point of the ceiling, the round curve below holds artificial light. Three floors of the museum are included on the right.

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song title reference: Black Sabbath

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