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 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.
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.
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.