MAD Works: MAD ArchitectsMa Yansong

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The first complete overview of the most important contemporary architecture practice ever to have emerged from China

The skylines of modern China are punctuated by architecture that amazes, inspires, and awes. Many of these structures are the work of new, experimental practices like China-based MAD Architects. MAD Works not only documents the buildings of this group of avant-garde architects but also traces the development of their ideas through associated practice including art, research, and exhibition projects. Organized thematically, the book explores the underlying concepts of MAD Architects' work. MAD Works is illustrated with photographs, architectural drawings, and 3D visualizations to provide a thorough exploration of MAD Architect's international portfolio of completed works, unbuilt projects, and future ideas.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Size: 290 × 250 mm (11 3/8 × 9 7/8 in)
  • Pages: 240 pp
  • Illustrations: 300 illustrations
  • ISBN: 9780714871967

MAD Architects is a global architecture firm developing futuristic, organic, technologically advanced designs that embody a contemporary interpretation of the Eastern affinity for nature. Ma Yansong is the principle of MAD Architects.

As featured in Architectural Digest, Dwell, ELLE Décor, Forbes, Metropolis, and the San Francisco Chronicle, and on Architizer, CityLab, and Dezeen

"[A] very welcome book." —ELLE Decor

"Captivating... Filled with ken, controversial observations, art-like reflexivity and an enviable sense of wonder, this volume is a must-have for every architect and designer's library." —Identity, Dubai

"...Eye-popping fun." —San Francisco Chronicle

"A hardcover tome celebrating the studio's success."—Cool Hunting