MAD Mad World: MAD Architects’ latest monograph offers readers a generous peek into their brilliantly MAD works

Whether the buildings that dominate China’s skyline are beautiful or bizarre, those ideas must come from somewhere. That “somewhere” could just be from the minds of MAD Architects.

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Book: MAD Works MAD Architects | Author: Ma Yansong from MAD Architects | Format: Hardback, 240 pages | Images in this post: Phaidon & MAD

In MAD Architect’s first monograph titled “MAD Works MAD Architects” published by Phaidon, readers are given a behind-the-scenes view of MAD’s latest works and the inspiration behind their avante garde structures.

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Over 240 pages of stunning photographs accompanied by architectural drawings and 3D masterpieces, this thematically-organized book takes readers onto a visual exploration of MAD Architects’ international portfolio of completed works as well as their works in progress and future aspirations.

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“People often ask what MAD stands for; sometimes, I explain it stands for MA Design, but I like MAD (adjective) Architects better. It sounds like a group of architects with an attitude towards design and practice. I think it is important to practice architecture with an attitude, to be critical and sensitive to the issues and challenges in our world.” Ma Yansong, excerpt from MAD Works.

MAD Works is available from phaidon.com/madworks

2 thoughts on “MAD Mad World: MAD Architects’ latest monograph offers readers a generous peek into their brilliantly MAD works

  1. Farhan

    This looks like a book that any aspiring architect or designer should have. I’m not much into design myself, but I can still appreciate the intricacies of the designs shown in the photos.

    It would be cool if there is a digital copy of this book. Do you think we can find one out there? Well, in any case, this is a very good review!

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