The Clover House was announced to be a winner in the “Kindergartens” category of this year’s Architizer A+ Awards, and was specially designated as a “Jury Winner.” Out of entries from over 100 countries, the Clover House was selected as a shortlisted project earlier this year, and today was deemed an official winner of its category.
MAD Architects revealed its collaboration with Sawaya & Moroni during Milan Design Week. “Mogu,” a chair designed by Ma Yansong, is inspired by the smooth, contoured forms of fungi.
MAD Architects presents their research proposal “Historical Future: Milan Reborn” for the Scali Milano project, community-reactivation masterplan research headed by FS Sistemi Urbani (FS Urban Systems) and Comune di Milano (the Municipality of Milan) with the support of Regione Lombardia (Lombardy Region).
The 105th UED (Urban Environment Design) issue is a special feature that covers MAD Architects’ ten years of international practice since the Absolute Towers began in 2006.
MAD Architects is featured on February’s Nikkei Architecture. In the six-page MAD feature spread, Nikkei Architecture introduces MAD’s 12 years of establishment in architectural development and architectural practice.
MAD is currently looking for: Senior Architect (Respectively specialize in design, project management and construction development), Intermediate Architect, Junior Architect.
lucas museumOn Jan.10th, Lucas Museum of Narrative Art announced the museum will settle its location in Los Angeles.
Designboom has listed the Clover House in this year’s Top 10 children’s education spaces as part of their Big Stories of 2016 list.
CNN recently released a feature article on the Harbin Opera House quoting it as a “work of art”, adoring its soothing nature-inspired sculptural architecture style.
MAD recently just released their first monograph “MAD Works” pubished by Phaidon. Organized thematically, this comprehensive architectural monograph explores the underlying concepts of MAD’s architectural works.
After the Lucas Musuem of Narrative Art announced to leave Chicago in June, the museum released today the competing designs by MAD for both San Francisco and Los Angeles.
Ma Yansong was invited on October 18, 2016 as part of the Plenary Panel Discussion in this year’s CTBUH (Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat) International Conference hosted in Shenzhen, China. Along with Winy Maas, Yan Meng, Patrik Schumacher, and Jerry Yin the panel engaged in a conference discussion entitled “Tall Buildings and Context: Appropriate High-Rise Vernaculars”.
The China Philharmonic Orchestra revealed MAD Architects’ design of the new China Philharmonic Concert Hall. The concert hall was designed in collaboration with renowned acoustic expert Yasuhisa Toyota, and will be the orchestra’s first permanent residency.
CNN recently released a feature video as part of their Future Cities Asia series on the completion of Harbin Opera House, quoting it as “one building that can transform the future of a city”. The video gives viewers an unprecedented view into the newly open to public opera house.
Curbed recently put out an exclusive feature on MAD’s newly released Xinhee Research & Design Center. The article emphasizes on today’s office designs and organic styles in architecture. Calling Ma’s signature style as strikingly organic and how his designs all “tell a story”. Xinhee Research & Design Center situated in Xiamen is currently under construction and nearing its completion.
MAD architects have completed their first project in Japan, the Clover House kindergarten. Located in the small town of Okazaki, the school’s setting boasts views of the paddy fields and mountains, characteristic of the Aichi Prefecture. The kindergarten was originally operated out of the old family home of siblings Kentaro and Tamaki Nara, which soon became too small and unfit for expanding their educational goals.
Located in the Chinese coastal city of Xiamen, MAD Architects’ design for the Xinhee Design Center is currently under construction.
On June 30th, invited by “Moscow Urban Forum,” MAD principal partner Yosuke Hayano attended the forum.
Ma Yansong was this year’s Keynote Speaker at the 45th Annual Los Angeles Architectural Awards, hosted by the Los Angeles Business Council where he was additionally awarded a Certification of Appreciate from the City of Los Angeles by council member Paul Koretz.
MAD reveals its first residential project to be constructed in Europe. MAD won the project through an international design competition in collaboration with local French architects Accueil – Biecher Architectes.
On May 18th, Ma Yansong delivered a keynote speech in “the 10th World Summit on Innovation and Entrepreneurship” in United Nations General Assembly.
Invited by the Xiamen Construction Bureau and Xiamen Planning Commission, Ma Yansong attended the “the 7th Global Master Architects Forum” and delivered a keynote speech to over 800 audiences, sharing his practice and design philosophy.
WAN Awards announced on May 3rd that Harbin Opera House is the winner for “2016 WAN Performing Spaces Award.” In an award release statement, the WAN Award is impressed by this new cultural landmark with special natural context, and its emphasize in public interaction and participation with the building.
MAD Architects reveals its collaboration with Olivari at The Milan Design Week. “Marilyn,” a door handle designed by Ma Yansong is a nod to the pair of residential buildings, designed by MAD in 2006 and nick-named “The Marilyn Monroe Towers” by the local residents of Mississauga, Canada due to their elegant curvature.