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ma yansong retrospective in madrid
nov 08, 2012
ma yansong retrospective in madrid



ma yansong
‘between (global) modernity and (local) tradition’, madrid spain
all images courtesy of MAD architects

 

 

ma yansong of beijing-based MAD architects, will exhibit ‘between (global) modernity and (local) tradition’ a diverse collection of his work at the museo ICO in madrid, spain. the pieces on show will bring together projects such as the ‘city & art museum’ in ordos, and the ‘absolute towers’ located in a suburb  outside of toronto, canada.
he creates worlds with an architectural focus on emotion and context, provoking the virtual which explores a new dimension in contemporary culture.

 

 

‘our work is an attitude, a posture towards architecture, towards society. through our work we want people to be inspired by a place through local nature, time and space. when I design a building, I close my eyes and feel as if I see a virtual world which lays half way between the city, the nature and the land. it goes from large scale to small scale. many things travel in front of my eyes; I feel them and try to find the way to express my feelings.’ – ma yansong

 

 


view of ‘absolute towers’

 

 


model of ‘superstar’, self-sustaining city, 2008 

 

 


models in exhibition space
(left) ‘urban forest’ model
(right) ‘superstar’ model

 

 


model of solar-powered ‘floating’ museum, 2010 

 

 


fish tank exploration study

 

 

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