Archinect - News 2014-04-24T15:05:00-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/63404919/mad-completes-the-absolute-towers-in-mississauga MAD completes the Absolute Towers in Mississauga Archinect 2012-12-14T13:53:00-05:00 >2012-12-24T02:22:50-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/a3/a35ef0356b9a0f4edb932a04bd6faa54.jpg" width="514" height="773" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Encountered on the street, they are enigmatic and shifting, even voluptuous. They appear carefully controlled, but their underlying geometry is far from obvious. Driving or walking by causes the towers' profiles to change continuously, and it would require significant mental acrobatics to map the relationship between profiles and construct a complete mental model of the building. From a closer vantage point, the geometric enigma remains, but a feature at another scale begins to dominate.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/60925721/domus-on-mad-s-absolute-towers Domus on MAD's Absolute Towers Archinect 2012-11-07T18:52:00-05:00 >2012-11-12T09:21:30-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/50/5046e33ac9cbc76d224343287576b252.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>For over a century, a simple dilemma has vexed architects. How to escape the formal monotony of a series of identical stacked plates, without losing the efficiency of the canonical high-rise formula? Through a series of astute formal moves, and by evoking empathy, Chinese architecture practice MAD has achieved a rare breakthrough.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/58168996/national-art-museum-of-china-entry-by-mad National Art Museum of China Entry by MAD Alexander Walter 2012-09-27T22:38:00-04:00 >2013-07-25T14:24:16-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/4b/4bn9l4g1u6y873pt.jpg" width="514" height="239" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Only a few more weeks, and we will officially find out who has won the prestigious competition for NAMOC, the new National Art Museum of China in Beijing. Below is the entry of one of the twenty firms that were invited by the competition organizers to submit designs, Beijing-based firm MAD.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Previously: <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/55692367/jean-nouvel-said-to-edge-gehry-hadid-for-beijing-museum-job" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Jean Nouvel Said To Edge Gehry, Hadid For Beijing Museum Job</a></p> <p> <strong>UPDATE: </strong><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/77906976/jean-nouvel-confirmed-as-winner-of-the-national-art-museum-of-china-competition" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Jean Nouvel Confirmed as Winner of the National Art Museum of China Competition</a></p>