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The Future is Today


Of all contemporary Chinese architects, Ma Yansong stands out for his distinctive personality, clearly apparent since his earliest design work - the “Fish Tank”, “Ink Ice”, and “Hutong Bubble” - through to his most recent projects like Absolute Towers, the Ordos Museum, the Harbin Opera House and the very controversial project for the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art. Ma Yansong has been true to his original approach right from the outset and subsequently, when he founded MAD Architects. His relentless research into curved, nonlinear geometries continues today to produce uniquely symbolic built objects. He brings a heightened sensitivity to form conveyed in a highly specific expressive language, creating projects that engage with the pertinent themes and criticalities of China’s urbanisation process. His approach has always had a touch of the...

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