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MAD works in forward-looking environments developing futuristic architecture based on a contemporary interpretation of the eastern spirit of nature. All of MAD’s projects – from residential complexes or offices to cultural centres – desire to protect a sense of community and orientation toward nature, offering people the freedom to develop their own experience. Founded in 2004 by Ma Yansong, the office first earned worldwide attention in 2006 by winning an international competition to design a residential tower near Toronto, completed in the end of 2012.


MAD has been commissioned by clients of all backgrounds, leading to an intriguing combination of diverse project designs. MAD’s ongoing projects include two major cultural projects in Harbin: the China Wood Sculpture Museum and Harbin Culture Island, an opera house and cultural center that will retain the original wetlands as an urban park between the old and new city. Additionally, MAD is designing the headquarter of a major fashion brand in Xiamen. MAD’s residential projects strive for a symbiotic relationship between man, shelter and nature. The Huangshan residential villas is design to nestle into its natural landscapes, whilst the Qingdao private residential courtyard draws inspiration from the experience of a traditional Chinese flaneur and the beauty and emotions developed through meandering across the natural landscape. MAD has several projects underway ranging from conceptual design to construction phases around the world.  Internationally, MAD is designing a residential development in the heart of Rome, a mix use development in Amsterdam and the aforementioned Absolute Tower in Toronto.


In 2011 MAD completed their first museum in Ordos , Inner Mongolia.  It is a futuristic shell that protects the cultural history of the region and refutes the rational new city outside. Previous completed projects include the Hutong Bubble 32, a small scale intervention inside the delicate urban tissue of old Beijing, and Hongluo clubhouse, a fluid space without internal boundaries that rises from Hongluo Lake.


MAD is led by Ma Yansong, Dang Qun and Yosuke Hayano. They have been awarded the Young Architecture Award from the New York Institute of Architects in 2006 and the 2011 RIBA international fellowship.



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Beijing-born architect Ma Yansong is recognized as an important voice in a new generation of architects. Since the founding of MAD in 2004, his works in architecture and art have been widely published and exhibited. He graduated from the Beijing Institute of Civil Engineering and Architecture. Ma attended Yale University after receiving the American Institute of Architects Scholarship for Advanced Architecture Research in 2001 and holds a masters degree in Architecture from Yale. He has since taught architecture at the Central Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing.


Architecture #1

MAD 在不断的寻求一条与环境共存的道路,以东方的自然体验为基础诠释着未来主义建筑。MAD 所有的项目,不论是住宅、办公楼还是文化中心,都在始终秉承着维护和谐的公共环境和趋于自然的理念,让人们充分体验生活在其中的自在。2004年,马岩松创立MAD建筑事务所,2006年事务所首次得到世界的关注,其作品在一个为加拿大多伦多附近设计超高层住宅的国际竞赛里中标,这个项目在2012年年底圆满落成。


MAD 委托人的背景情况各不相同,使MAD设计的项目种类也丰富多样。 MAD正在进行的项目包括在哈尔滨的两个主要文化类建筑:中国木雕馆和哈尔滨文化岛,其中文化岛将作为一个城市公园用来连接哈尔滨市的新旧城区,它将保留原有湿地的同时建造一座歌剧院和一个文化中心。除此之外,MAD正在为一个著名时装品牌设计其在厦门的企业总部。 MAD 的住宅项目一直一来追求人、自然、栖身之所之间的共生关系。所设计的黄山别墅项目与自然景观融为一体,同时,青岛私人庭院的设计灵感汲取对大自然所流露的诗意融入到现代的生活空间。 MAD现有项目遍及全球,其深度从概念设计到施工阶段不等。在国际上,MAD正在为一幢位于罗马中心地带的住宅做设计深化,在阿姆斯特丹设计一个综合体建筑,还有之前提到的位于多伦多的梦露大厦。


MAD 设计的第一座博物馆于2011年在内蒙古的鄂尔多斯落成了。MAD 设想了一个带有未来主义色彩的外壳,把当地的文化和历史罩起来或者说是保护起来,来反驳现实中壳子外的被合理化的新城市。早期完成的项目,包括胡同泡泡32号,一个插入北京老城区中衰弱城市组织的小尺度元素;还有红螺会所,沿着红螺湖畔而建的一座别墅,其流畅的空间没有任何内部边界。


MAD 现由马岩松、党群和早野洋介领导。他们于2006年获得纽约建筑联盟青年建筑师奖,并于2010年,获得英国皇家建筑师协会(RIBA)授予的RIBA国际名誉会员。






生于北京的马岩松,被誉为新一代建筑师中最重要的声音和代表。至2004年回国成立MAD建筑事务所以来,他的作品已广泛在世界各地媒体刊登和展出。马岩松曾就读于北京建筑工程学院,后毕业于美国耶鲁大学(Yale University)并获硕士学位。他曾在中央美院任教。2001年,马岩松获得美国建筑师学会(AIA)建筑研究奖金,并于2006年获得纽约建筑联盟青年建筑师奖。2008年,他被ICON杂志评选为全世界20位最具影响力的青年设计师之一。2009年,Fast Company把他评为世界10大最具创作才华的建筑师之一。2010年,英国皇家建筑师协会(RIBA)授予他RIBA国际名誉会员。

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2012.10   Between the Modernity and Tradition, Solo Exhibition, ICO Museum, Madrid, Spain
2011.12   Shenzhen & Hong Kong Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism\Architecture, Shenzhen, China
2011.09   Beijing Design week, Beijing, China
2011.09   Chengdu Biennale: Changing Vistas: Creative Duration, Chengdu, China
2011.06   Living, The Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Copenhagen Denmark
2011.03   Verso Est: Chinese Architectural Landscape, MAXXI, Rome, Italy
2010.10   Rising East: New Chinese Architecture, Vitra Design Museum, Weil am Rhein, Germany
2010.04   Feelings Are Facts, Olafur Eliasson+Ma Yansong, UCCA, Beijing, China
2009.05   Contemplating the Void: Interventions in the Guggenheim Museum, New York, USA
2008.08   Super Star, A Mobile China Town, Uneternal City, 11th Venice Architecture Exhibition, Italy
2008.03   China Design Now, Victoria and Albert Musuem, London, UK
2007.11   MAD IN CHINA, solo exhibition, Danish Architecture Center (DAC), Copenhagen, Denmark
2007.07   MAD Under Construction, Solo Exhibition, Tokyo Gallery, Beijing, China
2006.09   Shanghai Art Biennale, Shanghai, China
2006.08   MAD IN CHINA, Solo exhibition, Diocesi Museum, Venice, Italy
2004.09   1st Architecture Biennial Beijing, National Art Museum of China, Beijing, China

2012.12    Business of Design Week Forum, Hong Kong, China
2012.10    Higher Technical School of Architecture(ETSAM), Madrid, Spain
2012.10    Lima International Architecture week, Lima, Peru
2012.10    CTBUH Award Ceremony, Chicago, USA
2012.09    Beijing Design Forum, Beijing, China
2012.03    Pavilion Arsenal, Paris, France
2012.03    MIPIM, Cannes, France
2012.03    University of applied art Vienna, Austria
2012.02    School of Architecture LaSalle, Barcelona, Spain
2012.02    COAM Foundation, Madrid
2011.11    Creative Tokyo, Japan
2011.10    Prague Architecture Week, Czech Replublic
2011.09    Beijing Design week, China
2011.05    FestArch, Peruggia, Italy
2010.01    UCLA Architecture and Urban Design, California, USA
2009.05    CIVA(International Center for Urbanism), Brussels, Belgium
2009.03    The 11th International Bauhaus Colloquium, Weimar, Germany
2008.12    6th Architecture and Construction International Forum, San Paulo, Brazil
2008.11    AA School, London, UK
2008.09    Columbia University, Architecture School, New York, USA
2008.09    The American Institute of Architects (AIA), New York, USA
2007.12    Danish Architecture Center (DAC), Copenhagen, Denmark
2007.11    University of South California, Architecture School, California, USA
2007.11    SCI-ARC, California, USA
2007.09    La Cité de l’architecture et du patrimoine, Paris, France
2006.10    Harvard University, Boston, USA
2006.10    2nd Architecture Biennial Beijing Forum, Beijing China
2006.08    University of Venice, Venice, Italy
2006.04    MIT, Boston, USA
2006.04    The Architectural League of New York, New York, USA


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