MAD Architects

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

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 highly appreciated for its designs which combine organic forms, often inspired by nature, and technically-innovative solutions, particularly in the creative the use of materials such as stainless steel (China Wood Museum) and polished aluminum (Ordos Museum).
In 2014, MAD was selected to design the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art in Chicago, thus becoming the first Chinese architectural firm to create a major cultural building overseas.


our articles about MAD Architects

China Wood Sculpture Museum by MAD Architects

China Wood Sculpture Museum by MAD Architects

The China Wood Sculpture Museum, designed by MAD Architects, is a driftwood-shaped building that blurs the difference between ...
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China | Ordos Museum by MAD Architects

China | Ordos Museum by MAD Architects

The Ordos Museum was commissioned in 2005 to MAD Architects as the centrepiece of the expansion of Ordos city, Mongolia
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China | The museum is an island

China | The museum is an island

The Pingtan Art Museum in China, by MAD architects, will open in 2016 as an impressive floating island which architecture is inspired by fractal principle
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George Lucas unveils his new Museum of Narrative Art

George Lucas unveils his new Museum of Narrative Art

George Lucas will soon be the initiator of a new spectacular museum dedicated to narrative art. The LMNA design by MAD architects has just been unveiled
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Los Angeles – Lucas Museum of Narrative Art by MAD, a preview

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

A preview of the new Lucas Museum of Narrative Art - to be built in Exposition Park, Los Angeles -, designed by China-based design firm MAD Architects
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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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Rail yard redevelopment projects create new urban scenarios for Milan

Rail yard 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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