Studio Banana TV Interview with Ma Yansong / MAD architects

Beijing-born architect has become an important, emerging voice to a new generation of architects. Shortly after establishing MAD architects in 2004, his practice earned worldwide attention (2006) by winning an international competition to design a residential tower near Toronto, expected to be completed in the summer of 2012. In this interview with Studio Banana TV, Yansong discusses a few of his latest works, including MAD’s first museum completed last year in Ordos, Inner Mongolia. Continue reading for more information.

Ma Yansong graduated from Beijing Institute of Civil Engineering and Architecture. In 2001, Ma attended Yale University, after receiving the American Institute of Architects Scholarship for Advanced Architecture Research in 2001, where he holds a masters degree in Architecture. He has since taught architecture at the Central Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing.

Ma Yansong was awarded the 2006 Architecture League Young Architects Award. In 2008, he was selected as one of the twenty most influential Young Architects today by ICON magazine and Fast Company named him one of the ten most creative people in architecture in 2009. In 2010 he became the first architect from China to receive a RIBA fellowship.

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Interview by Studio Banana TV. Translation by Noelia Correa.

Cite: Rosenfield, Karissa. "Studio Banana TV Interview with Ma Yansong / MAD architects" 13 Mar 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed 23 Nov 2014. <http://www.archdaily.com/?p=216277>
  • jeb

    I’m sure he is a nice and smart guy and all, but architects really shouldn’t be allowed to talk. We have grown so accustomed to this sort of ‘archi-talk’ that we have forgotten that it actually makes very little sense.

    • Robb

      Go back to drafting outsource, cadmonkey.