MAD Architects

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Left to right: Ma Yansong, Dang Qun, and Yosuke Hayano from MAD Architects

Founded in 2004 by Chinese architect Ma Yansong (b. 1975), later joined by China’s Dang Qun and Japan’s Yosuke Hayano as principal partners, MAD Architects is one of the most renowned young architectural firms in the world.

Based in Bejing, Los Angeles, and New York, MAD is widely appreciated for its designs which combine organic forms, often inspired by nature, technically innovative solutions, and a creative use of modern materials, such as stainless steel (as in the China Wood Museum) and polished aluminum (as in the Ordos Museum, for example).
In 2014, MAD was appointed by George Lucas to design the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art in Chicago (thereafter moved to Los Angeles), thus becoming the first Chinese architectural firm to design a major cultural building overseas.


our articles about MAD Architects

Between real and virtual: Roca Gallery Beijing by MAD Architects

Between real and virtual: Roca Gallery Beijing by MAD Architects

Physical and virtual merge into the design by MAD Architects for the new Roca Gallery flagship store at Dongzhimen, Beijing.
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China – The Ordos Museum by MAD Architects

China – The Ordos Museum by MAD Architects

The Ordos Museum (鄂尔多斯博物馆) is a museum dedicated to the culture of the Ordos region in Inner Mongolia and an iconic building by MAD Architects
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China Wood Sculpture Museum by MAD Architects

China Wood Sculpture Museum by MAD Architects

Designed by MAD Architects, the building of the China Wood Sculpture Museum resembles driftwood shaped by running water
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Los Angeles – The Lucas Museum of Narrative Art by MAD, a preview

Los Angeles – The Lucas Museum of Narrative Art by MAD, a preview

A preview of the new Lucas Museum of Narrative Art, under construction in Los Angeles' Exposition Park, designed by China-based design firm MAD Architects
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MAD creates island-like installation for Audi at Milan Design Week 2018

MAD creates island-like installation for Audi at Milan Design Week 2018

At Milan Design Week 2018, MAD created a fascinating temporary installation for Audi consisting of five artificial islands amid a large water mirror
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Open Borders – between design and architecture at Milan University

Open Borders – between design and architecture at Milan University

The event Open Borders in Milan presents works between design and architecture by MAD architects, Stefano Boeri, Laura Ellen Bacon, Sebastian Cox, among others
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Railyard redevelopment projects create new urban scenarios for Milan

Railyard redevelopment projects create new urban scenarios for Milan

7 rail yards in Milan re-imagined through masterplans by 5 international architects: MAD, Mecanoo, EMBT Miralles Tagliabue, Cino Zucchi, and Stefano Boeri
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The Pingtan Art Museum by MAD is an Artifical Island

The Pingtan Art Museum by MAD is an Artifical Island

The Pingtan Art Museum in China, by MAD Architects, will open in 2016 as a floating island whose architecture is inspired by the fractal principle
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