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
This mixed-use building is the first project carried out by MAD Architects, the firm of Ma Yansong (Beijing, 1975), in the United States. Located in Beverly Hills, at 8600 Wilshire Boulevard, the 4,460-square-meter complex named Gardenhouse presents
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
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 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
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.
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...
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...
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
A currently fashionable theme – and real-estate attraction – in the world of Chinese architecture is the renovation of hutongs, those alleys of popular dwellings of yore, closely huddled around a courtyard, especially in the country’s capital. Ma Yan
It is difficult to name a country where the modern program of social reform and hygienization through housing has been as strong as in France. In the 1920s, Le Corbusier declared architecture to be a crucial instrument in addressing societal ills Arc
Preserving the character of natural landscapes constitutes one of the challenges being addressed by builders of the 21st century, including the members of the Chinese firm MAD Architects, led by Ma Yansong, Qun Dang, and Yosuke Hayano and working mai
Last year the Chinese president Xi Jinping condemned the “weird architecture” that was proliferating in the country, often thanks to foreign architects, and announced a period in which buildings would tend to be designed with a certain patriotic spir
El nuevo Museo de Arte y Ciudad diseñado por el estudio chino MAD está situado en Ordos, una ciudad de reciente creación emplazada en plena estepa semidesértica en el suroeste de la Mongolia Interior (China) y diseñada según un plan director del arti
El singular paisaje invernal de Harbin —la ciudad más importante del norte de China— ha inspirado la propuesta del estudio pequinés MAD para el nuevo museo de esculturas chinas de madera. La piel del edificio adopta la forma orgánica de un fluido con