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 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 | 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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Living in a greener space. Mad Architects’ Gardenhouse in California

Living in a greener space. Mad Architects’ Gardenhouse in California

Gardenhouse is the MAD Architects' first "American" project, recently built on Wilshire Boulevard in Beverly Hills, California.
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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 Architects create island-like installation for Audi at Milan Design Week 2018

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

At Milan Design Week 2018, MAD Architects have created a fascinating temporary installation for Audi consisting of five artificial islands set amid a large water mirror
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MAD designs panoramic viewpoint for the Fenix Warehouse in Rotterdam

MAD designs panoramic viewpoint for the Fenix Warehouse in Rotterdam

MAD Architects has been commissioned by the Droom en Daad Foundation to design a panoramic viewpoint on top of the historic Fenix warehouse in Rotterdam
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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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Ordos Museum 鄂尔多斯博物馆 – MAD Architects

Ordos Museum 鄂尔多斯博物馆 – MAD Architects

The Ordos Museum (鄂尔多斯博物馆) is a museum in China dedicated to the culture of the Ordos region in Inner Mongolia and an iconic building by MAD Architects
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Paris | MAD reveals “Mirage”, a proposal for the Montparnasse tower

Paris | MAD reveals “Mirage”, a proposal for the Montparnasse tower

MAD architects reveals “Mirage” a proposal which, by transforming it into a giant mirror, turns the Montparnasse tower in Paris into a huge optical illusion
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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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