Unlike the pinnacles of conventional towers that typically express very distinct, imposing outlines, ‘East 34th’ expresses a deep-coloured glass curtain-wall façade that slowly fades into a slender and fluid transparent cap, quietly dissolving into the atmosphere.
The Centre Pompidou in Paris has acquired 12 architectural models that represent 10 of the most significant projects by MAD Architects. Each model uniquely exemplifies MAD’s architectural vision, and expresses the firm’s core values which look to envisioning a futuristic architecture that is akin to dream-like earthscapes – one that creates a conversation with nature, the earth, and the sky.
The scheme seeks to restore the spiritual harmony between humanity and nature through the integration of contemplative spaces that, while immersing inhabitants in nature, still meets the conveniences of modern day living.
The commissioning of this platform on top of the Fenix warehouse signifies the first public cultural building in Europe to be designed by a Chinese architecture firm.
MAD’s scheme inserts a new building onto the site of a traditional siheyuan courtyard that dates back to 1725. The design features a dynamic floating roof that surrounds the historic courtyard that, while preserving the cultural heritage of the site, forms a multi-layered urban narrative, where old and new co-exist.
MAD’s design embeds the functions of the sports park within natural forms, creating an earth-art landscape in the center of the city – a poetic scene that falls somewhere between that of Earth and Mars.
MAD Architects, led by Ma Yansong, presents its model for the “home of the future” on the occasion of the 2018 China House Vision Exhibition. “Living Garden”, conceived in partnership with Hanergy, breaks down the boundaries between interior and exterior, giving inhabitants the feeling that they are living in nature.
“Chaoyang Park Plaza” has been nominated for the 2018 Beazley Designs of the Year Award which sees design experts from around the world acknowledge the most innovative and thought-provoking designs from the past 12 months.
MAD’s “Chaoyang Park Plaza” has been selected as one of five finalists in the 2018 International Highrise Award (IHA) ─ the world’s most important architecture prize for highrises.
MAD Architects has completed the restoration of the Kiyotsu Gorge Tunnel in Japan’s Niigata prefecture. The revitalization project sees the installation of several permanent artistic spaces along the historic lookout tunnel, with the intention of bringing back the cultural energy that once empowered the region. The “Tunnel of Light” opened on the occasion of the 2018 Echigo-Tsumari Triennale.
Defying the typical glass, box-like buildings of Melbourne that appear detached from the city’s historic parks and natural local terrain, MAD’s organic design introduces a silhouette of natural forms – mountain, tree, cloud – into the dense city center, offering a distinct and iconic scheme for the skyline, that reconnects citizens with nature.
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