Online magazine Fast Company has named MAD Architects one of the 10 most innovative companies in China.
ICON magazine published a special edition about MAD’s ongoing projects. Inside, Ma Yansong talks with Douglas Murphy about nearing the completion of the Absolute Towers, being the first Chinese architect to win a major international competition, and what it means to represent a generation.
At the invitation of the Italian Embassy in Beijing, Ma Yansong sat down with Massimiliano Fuksas at 751 D-park to discuss their work, the future of the city, and the similarities in working in Italy and China.
MAD Architects unveiled the design for a new museum in the city of Harbin for traditional Chinese wood sculpture. As the primary urban and industrial hub in northeastern China, Harbin is redefining itself as a regional center for the arts and culture.
The Absolute Towers, 2 residential towers near Toronto designed by MAD, topped out last Friday at 170 meters, and establishes MAD’s bold new approach to residential design.
Ma Yansong gave a lecture on “MAD WORKS” at the Vitra Design Museum October 15th as part of the exhibition “Rising East, New Chinese Architecture”.
The Council of the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has awarded Ma Yansong, founder of MAD, as the first architect from China to receive a prestigious RIBA International Fellowship.
MAD would like thank Vertu for the support and sponsor on MAD 2010 Travel Scholarship, we are please to announce the successful recipients for this year.
Feelings Are Facts is the first collaboration between Danish-Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson and leading Chinese architect, Ma Yansong.
The Monster’s Footprint, MAD’s design for the Shenzhen & Hong Kong Bi-city Biennale of Architecture and Urbanism, was unveiled in Shenzhen’s Citizen’s Square. Paved with pink EPDM material, the sunken footprints serve as a playground and gathering space for local residents.
Ma attended the opening ceremony and gave a lecture at CIVA in Brussel as part of the exhibition: Heart-Made, The Cutting-Edge of Chinese Contemporary Architecture. The Exhibition highlights the emergence of a Chinese architectural identity rather than a distinct style of Chinese architecture separates from major contemporary movements.
On the night of September 24th, following a lecture at Tsinghua University, Toyo Ito joined a round-table dinner talk with young Chinese architects at the MAD office. The dinner discussion centered on Asian architecture and its practice.
MAD TRAVEL FELLOWSHIP 2009 announced finalists today from 237 applications of 69 architecture departments/schools in China.
Ma Yansong will lecture at MAK, Vienna on May 19th 2009 as part of the MAK’s ‘Changing Architecture’ series, in which leading architects of today are invited to share their views.
An official ceremony kicked off MAD’s Conrad Hotel groundbreaking today. The building appreciates slowness situated among the standard orthogonal buildings produced today.
Ma Yansong will speak at the The 11th International Bauhaus Colloquium in April, 2009 in the German city of Weimar. The Bauhaus Colloquia is an internationally known forum for debate on architecture and urbanism and allows diverging ideas an output for discussion and research.
MAD Rabbit, a special issue of A+U Magazine, was published in december’s issue. The issue featured a selection of MAD projects at different stages of realization, illustrating the progress MAD has made since the completion of our first built project, ‘Hongluo Clubhouse’, in 2005.
Ma Yansong spent the last hours of 2008 in “The Shop”, an art space beneath a shopping center in Beijing. He was participating in the “Post-Olympic Mini-marathon”, a series of interviews organized by Hans Ulrich Obrist.
MAD joined forces with BIG, INABA and MASS Studies to create four urban proposals for the city of Ansan, South Korea. The project, curated by Jeffrey Inaba, will be exhibited at Gyeonggi Museum of Modern Art.
To celebrate the launch of our first book, MAD Dinner, we embarked on a world-wide dinner tour: inviting architects and non-architects, critics and designers to dinner in cities around the globe.
On his recent visit to the U.S., Ma Yansong was invited to lecture at the GSAPP at Columbia University as well as the American Institute of Architects at the Center of Architecture (AIA), his topic for discussion being “MAD in China”.
‘Superstar: A Mobile China Town’, will be featured in the exhibition ‘Uneternal City’ at the 11th Venice Biennale, curated by Aaron Betsky. The exhibition invites 12 young global architects to suggest interventions into an anonymous, suburban area of Rome, which will exploit and represent new spaces and urban fabrics of a Rome of the future.
The ground breaking ceremony for the Sino Steel International Plaza took place today at the No. 1 site of Xiangluo Bay, Tianjing. Designed by MAD, the 358-meter-high building will be the landmark of the new economic district being created in the city. It is planned for completion in 2012.
The exhibition, titled ‘Dans la ville chinoise – Regards sure les mutations d’un Empire’ (Inside the Chinese City- A Look at the Mutations of an Empire), is being held by ‘Cite de l’Architecture et du Patrimoine’, a museum in Paris devoted to architecture.
MAD Office is featured in Issue 58 of Icon magazine, as one of 20 Essential Young Architects: “the cutting edge architects who are putting up skyscrapers in their 30s, or changing the way the profession works without building a thing”.