Centre Pompidou Acquires Architectural Models by MAD Architects

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26 Feb 2019

Centre Pompidou Acquires 12 Architectural Models by MAD Architects

Pingtan Art Museum
Dimensions: 150*150*12 cm
Material(s): paint, resin, wood
Scale: 1:600
Photo: Shu He
Pingtan Art Museum Model by MAD Architects
photo courtesy of architects

Centre Pompidou Acquires 12 Architectural Models by MAD Architects

The Centre Pompidou in Paris has acquired 12 architectural models that represent 10 of the most significant projects by MAD Architects. Each model uniquely exemplifies MAD’s architectural vision, and expresses the firm’s core values which look to envisioning a futuristic architecture that is akin to dream-like earthscapes – one that creates a conversation with nature, the earth, and the sky.

The Centre Pompidou’s permanent acquisition of these models signifies the first major cultural institution in Europe to procure such a collection of MAD’s work; and will be acknowledged in an exhibition at the Centre Pompidou in April 2019.

Chaoyang Park Plaza
Dimensions: 29*60*30 cm
Material(s): concrete, resin
Scale: 1:400
Chaoyang Park Plaza model by MAD Architects
photo courtesy of architects

The collection illustrates projects developed between 2005 to the present day, and delineates how the firm’s design ethos and approach towards architecture has evolved. They represent a diverse range of works – from a family home transformed into a contemporary kindergarten, to residential towers that have been conceived as urban forests, to cultural buildings and mixed-use complexes that introduce natural forms and spaces into the city – that ignite a discourse about the future of architecture. Collectively, the 12 models express how MAD endeavors to create a balance between humanity, the city, and the environment, with a particular sensibility towards the spiritual and emotional needs of inhabitants, and their connection to nature.

Clover House
Dimensions:
32*27*23 cm
Material(s): acrylic, PVC, wood
Scale: 1:100
Clover House model by MAD Architects
photo courtesy of architects

Encompassing both built structures and those that are currently under construction, the selection of works includes: MAD’s first built international project, the “Absolute Towers” in Canada, also known locally as the “Marilyn Monroe Towers”; the “Harbin Opera House” and “Chaoyang Park Plaza” in China; “Clover House” in Japan; the “Lucas Museum of Narrative Art” in the USA; and, “UNIC Residential” – MAD’s first project to be completed in Paris, France this year.

East 34th
Dimensions:
177*129*64 cm
Material(s): resin, wood
Scale: 1:100
East 34th model by MAD Architects
photo courtesy of architects

Harbin Opera House (section)
Dimensions:
128*90*63 cm
Material(s): paint, resin, wood
Scale: 1:100
Photo: Shu He
Harbin Opera House model by MAD Architects
photo courtesy of architects

Harbin Opera House
Dimensions:
68*81.5*22 cm
Material(s): paint, resin, wood
Scale: 1:400
Photo: Shu He
Harbin Opera House building model by MAD Architects
photo courtesy of architects

Absolute Towers
Dimensions: 111*56*125 cm
Material(s): foam, PLA, plastic, wood
Scale: 1:300
Photo: Fang Zhenning
Absolute Towers model by MAD Architects
photo courtesy of architects

Nanjing Zendai Himalayas Center
Dimensions: 230*108*58 cm
Material(s): acrylic, crystal, PVC, wood
Scale: 1:300
Photo: CreatAR Images
Nanjing Zendai Himalayas Center

Lucas Museum of Narrative Art (Los Angeles)
Dimensions: 241*90*21 cm
Material(s): paint, PVC, wood
Scale: 1:300
Photo: CreatAR Images
Lucas Museum of Narrative Art (Los Angeles) model by MAD Architects

Lucas Museum of Narrative Art (Chicago)
Dimensions:
120*80*40 cm
Material(s): paint, resin, wood
Scale: 1:500
Photo: CreatAR Images
Lucas Museum of Narrative Art Los Angeles building model by MAD Architects

UNIC Residential
Dimensions: 60*52.5*39 cm
Material(s): paint, resin, wood
Scale: 1:200
UNIC Residential building model by MAD Architects

Yabuli CEF Conference Center
Dimensions:
217*181*42 cm
Material(s): acrylic, PVC, wood
Scale: 1:150
Photo: CreatAR Images
Yabuli CEF Conference Center building model by MAD Architects

MAD Architects was founded by Chinese architect Ma Yansong in 2004 in Beijing, China. The firm has been commissioned by clients of various backgrounds for design in urban planning, urban complexes, cultural buildings, residential programs; and has projects in Canada, China, France, Italy, Japan, and the United States. In 2014, MAD was selected as principal designer for the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art, becoming the first China-based architecture firm to design an overseas cultural landmark. MAD Architects is currently led by Ma Yansong, Dang Qun and Yosuke Hayano. MAD has offices in Beijing, Los Angeles, and Rome.

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