MAD Studio

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MAD architects
Practice information
Key architects Ma Yansong
Founded 2004
Location Beijing, China
Significant works and honors
Buildings Absolute Towers
Awards 2010 RIBA international Fellowship

MAD (sometimes referred to as MAD studio or MAD architects) is an architectural design firm based in Beijing, China, with offices in Los Angeles and New York City.

MAD was commissioned to design the Absolute Towers in Mississauga, Canada in 2006.[citation needed] The building received a Best Tall Building Americas award from the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH)[citation needed] and was in first place in the EMPORIS Skyscraper Awards.[citation needed] Other projects include the China Wood Sculpture Museum, Harbin Cultural Island, Ordos Museum, and Pingtan Art Museum.[citation needed]

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  2. ^ Allen, Matthew (November 2012). "An Empathetic Twist – Absolute Towers". Domus. 
  3. ^ Rosenfeld, Karrisa (29 October 2015). "MAD's George Lucas Museum Wins Approval in Chicago". 
  4. ^ Bojovic, Marija (28 January 2013). "New Ordos Museum by MAD Architects". 
  5. ^ McGetrick, Brendan (16 December 2009). "Ma Yansong's Hutong Bubble". 
  6. ^ Lynch, Patrick (10 August 2016). "MAD Architects Design Veiled Xinhee Design Center in Xiamen". 
  7. ^ Stevens, Philip (30 June 2015). "Chaoyang Park Plaza by MAD Architects Tops Out in Beijing". 
  8. ^ Griffiths, Alyn (5 June 2014). "MAD Presents Nanjing Masterplan at Mountain-like Venice Installation". 
  9. ^ Xijia, Qi (11 August 2015). "International designers make innovative canine abodes in this new exhibition". 
  10. ^ Megson, Kim (13 April 2016). "MAD unveil sculptural 'Invisible Border' installation at 2016 Milan Design Week". 
  11. ^ "2015 Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism\Architecture". 14 October 2015. 
  12. ^ "'Shanshui City' Book Launch and Exhibition / Ma Yansong of MAD Architects". 12 June 2013. 
  13. ^ Wang, Sue (25 September 2014). "Beijing Design Week 2014 kicks off on September 26". 
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  15. ^ "MAD presents Nanjing masterplan at mountain-like Venice installation". 5 June 2014. 
  16. ^ Wang, Sue (13 June 2013). "Ma Yansong's "Landscape and City/Shanshui City" Exhibition Freshly Debuts in Beijing Hutong". 
  17. ^ Navarro, Perdo (26 December 2012). "Between Modernity (Global) and Tradition (Local)", by Ma Yansong". 
  18. ^ Zhenning, Sang (21 September 2011). "verso est: contemporary chinese architecture at the MAXXI museum". 

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