The practice established by Ma Yansong in 2004, MAD Architects, which runs offices in Beijing, Los Angeles, Rome, and Jiaxing, was commissioned by the Yabuli China Entrepreneurs Forum to design this venue for its annual summits in Yabuli, in the nort
Five departure corridors are arrayed in a snowflake shape to shorten distances and permit high airplane traffic. Ridges on the roof function as skylights, taking the warmth of sunlight to the interior spaces, which are connected to nature through ind
The sports facilities blend into a public park whose design will attract citizens to practicing exercise. Facades disappear into the terrain, covered by greenery, and contours are engraved into the surface, some forming pedestrian pathways.
The design center for the fashion group Xinhee and its six subsidiary brands has a star-shaped layout, generating an efficient and flexible space capable of adapting to the local climate thanks to open porches and a central atrium that enable ventila
A semi-transparent glass facade wraps the new volume, which contains a concert hall seating 1,600 spectators covered with a ceiling of white reflecting petals that allows lighting and visualizations be projected for musical performances...
The conversion of the Fenix warehouse into a museum of migration incorporates a public atrium and a theatrical stairway that will allow users to move throughout the space. It will be the first MAD-designed public cultural building in Europe...
Built using concrete mixed with local sand and seashells, the museum is designed as an island with interior galleries that seem to be carved by the tides. It establishes a formal and visual dialogue with its environment, to which it is connected phys
The building, included in the Haikou Bay rejuvenation plan, will house a new public space. The continuous white concrete structure lets natural light pass through holes and conceals the installations, creating visual consistency...
A chromatic roof is the highlight in the conversion of a traditional siheyuan courtyard into a preschool center that is remarkable, too, in its openness to daylight and vegetation. The principal strategy of the project involved wrapping the preexisti
The Chinese firm MAD Architects, headed by Ma Yansong, has unveiled its masterplan and architectural design for an ambitious cultural complex with a total built area of 182,000 square meters. Located within the Houhai area of Shenzhen’s Nanshan distr
With offices in Beijing, Los Angeles, New York, and Rome, Ma Yansong’s firm MAD has finished renovating a house in an old hutong, revitalizing the Chinese capital’s traditional alley where dwellings are arranged around courtyards and toilets are ofte
El visionario e hipermillonario magnate del cine George Lucas ha anunciado que el Museum of Narrative Art se construirá finalmente en Los Ángeles. Con la noticia termina un largo proceso de búsqueda de propuestas y emplazamientos, que comenzó en 2013
El centro de arte contemporáneo Ullens de Pekín acoge, hasta el 20 de junio, la instalación ‘Feelings are facts’, resultado de la colaboración entre el artista danés Olafur Eliasson y el arquitecto chino Ma Yansong. Ambos han creado una habitación co