In 2017, the Chinese Entrepreneur Forum decided to construct a permanent venue for itself, and commissioned MAD Architects, led by Ma Yansong, to design a building that embodies and showcases the ambitions, ideologies and forward critical thinking of CEF members, and the greater entrepreneurial industry in China.
“Gardenhouse” demonstrates MAD’s core design philosophy: to harmoniously interweave nature, humanity and the built environment in our high-density cities.
The 2018 MAD Travel Fellowship winners have been selected. This 9th edition will support six architecture students from across the globe, and grant them the opportunity to travel to the destination of their choice, in order to gain further insights into their architecture topics of research. The six winners of the 2018 MAD Travel
The 2018 “MAD Travel Fellowship” is open to students across the globe.
For the 2017 edition, the fellowship was extended to include five international students.
As the only Asia architectural firm, MAD will compete with OMA, BIG and other five international firms.
MAD re-interprets the vision of the large-scale Pingtan Art Museum into a dynamic small-scale lighting object for Italian lighting company Artemide.
“Gu” is Ma Yansong’s contemporary interpretation of the traditional wooden armchair.
On the occasion of Milan Design Week 2018, MAD Architects, led by Ma Yansong has been invited by INTERNI to envision an immersive art installation.
The creator of “Star Wars” and the museum’s founder George Lucas, his wife Mellody Hobson, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, MAD partners Ma Yansong, Dang Qun, Yosuke Hayano, director and newest board member Steven Spielberg, the museum’s founding director Don Bacigalupi, and Los Angeles City Council members were present for the occasion.
Narrowed down from an extensive list of projects from around the globe, MAD’s “Huangshan Mountain Village” has been awarded ArchDaily’s “Building of the Year” in the Housing Category.
MAD Architects announced the expansion of its leadership with the addition of four associate partners. Chosen from across the firm’s international offices, Fu Changrui (Beijing), Tiffany Dahlen (Beijing), He Wei (Beijing) and Flora Lee (Los Angeles) join MAD’s three partners, and four associate partners. “Since the beginning of 2004, when MAD was founded, the firm
Positioned on the southern edge of Beijing’s Chaoyang Park ─ the largest remaining park in Beijing’s central business district area ─ the 220,000 sqm complex includes 10 buildings which unfold as a classic Shanshui painting on an urban scale.
The contoured forms of the furniture pieces recall elements of natural, albeit foreign, extra-terrestrial environments.
Being recognized for his mastery in the field of architecture, the founder and principal partner of MAD Architects discussed his views on urban development in our modern cities, and the role that architects and young people should play in building our new metropolises. On “urban development” Ma Yansong admits, “The artificial is not the
Instinctively growing out of the mountainous landscape, the serene design sensibility of the village is reflected in its natural setting. It offers a new type of vertical living that while architecturally complimenting the surrounding forest, also enhances the levels of comfort and well-being of its inhabitants, establishing a synergy between humans, nature, and the local culture.
Ma Yansong emphasizes the importance of architecture needing to be organic, and how he is looking to create geometries outside of the standard box typology in order to re-establish the emotional connection between humans and nature.
MAD Architects unveils “Mirage” ─ a renovation proposal for Montparnasse Tower in Paris, France. MAD’s design transforms this huge black monolithic building ─ positioned in the city center ─ into an artistic lighting installation that reflects the city upside down.
MAD’s ‘Clover House’ is a winner of the Spaces, Places & Cities category in Fast Company’s Innovation by Design Awards 2017. It has been selected for its ingenius architectural planning that has seen the transformation of a two-storey family home into a fully developed education institution.
On July 7th, Dezeen’s editor-in-chief Marcus Fairs sat down with Ma Yansong for a chat following the RIBA International Week.
On June 27th, 2017 the Los Angeles City Council unanimously gives the final green light of approval to the Los Angeles $1.5 billion Lucas Museum of Narrative Art.
The gallery consists of an unobstructed gallery space that dynamically opens up to its urban environment.
MAD Architects announces the winners of “2017 MAD Travel Fellowship”. From over 500 global applicants, 5 overseas students will be granted the travel fellowship fund to visit China, while 5 Chinese students will be granted the fund for their overseas traveling.