MAD is a Beijing-based design collaboration dedicated to innovation in architectural practice, landscape design and urban planning funded by Ma Yansong (1975) in 2005. He graduated from the Beijing Institute of Civil Engineering and Architecture, and holds a Master’s Degree in Architecture from Yale University. He is currently a professor in Beijing University of Civil Engineering and Architecture.
Office is currently led by Ma, Dang Qun and Yosuke Hayano and based in Beijing and Los Angeles. They participated in significant exhibitions in the 10th, 11th and 12th Venice Architecture Biennales, at the V&A Museum in London, the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art in Copenhagen, and MAXXI in Rome. Ma has recently curated the first monogarphy of MAD, entitled Shanshui City.The office examine and develop the unique concept of futurism in China, exploring a renewed understanding of nature and advanced technology.
Ongoing Projects, Awards, Exhibitions
MAD's ongoing projects include the Absolute Towers in Toronto, Canada, an international competition MAD won in 2006; the Sinosteel International Plaza, a 358M high-rise building in Tianjin, China; Erdos Museum in Inner Mongolia, Guardian Art Center in Beijing, Taichung Convention Center in Taiwan, Beihai Beibuwan No.1 and some large-scale public complex and residential housing in Denmark, Hong Kong, Dubai, Singapore, Malaysia, Japan and Costa Rica.
MAD was awarded the Architectural League Young Architects Award of 2006. In the same year, MAD did its first solo exhibition, "MAD in China" exhibition at the Venice Architecture Biennial, and the "MAD Under Construction" exhibition at the Beijing Tokyo Art Projects Gallery in Beijing. In 2007, "MAD in China," a floating city of MAD's work, was shown at the Danish Architecture Centre in Copenhagen, Denmark. MAD's concept proposal, Super Star_A mobile China Town is on exhibition in the Uneternal City of the 11th Architecture Biennale in Venice.
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