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MAD Architects

Projects of MAD Architects

Founded by Ma Yansong in 2004, MAD Architects is a global architecture firm committed to developing futuristic, organic, technologically advanced designs that embody a contemporary interpretation of the Eastern affinity for nature. With its core design philosophy of Shanshui City – a vision for the city of the future based in the spiritual and emotional needs of residents – MAD endeavors to create a balance between humanity, the city, and the environment. Founding principal Ma Yansong is a central figure in the worldwide dialogue on the future of architecture, and has been named one of the “10 Most Creative People in Architecture” by Fast Company in 2009, and selected as a “Young Global Leader (YGL)” by World Economic Forum (Davos Forum) in 2014. World-renowned for works including Ordos Museum and the Absolute Towers, MAD is expanding its global presence with projects across the globe including Chicago’s Lucas Museum of Narrative Art.