MAD envisions solar-powered hyperloop system

Architecture studio MAD has designed a concept for a nature-friendly hyperloop network with raised green walkways alongside tubes topped with a solar panel skin. MAD designed the solar-powered system for HyperloopTT, one of the two main companies working to build a near-supersonic transportation system. The proposed design, which also acts as a public space and […]

MAD’s first European building nears completion in Paris

A sinuous facade of stepped terraces envelops MAD‘s UNIC apartment tower, which is nearing completion in Paris, France. Developed in collaboration with local studio Biecher Architectes, the 13-storey residential building will become MAD‘s first completed project in Europe. The block is wrapped in balconies that will be fitted with planters to double as “raised gardens” […]

MAD designs Yiwu Grand Theater to look like a Chinese junk

Architecture studio MAD has designed a theatre for the city of Yiwu, China, which will be surrounded by water and topped with “glass sails” to give it the appearance of a boat sailing on a river. Set to be built on an island near the south bank of the Dongyang River, which flows through the city […]

MAD reveals “snowflake” design for China’s Harbin Airport Terminal Three

Architecture firm MAD has proposed building a snowflake-shaped third terminal at Harbin Airport, China, which would feature indoor gardens for travellers. MAD’s design for Harbin Airport Terminal Three would increase the capacity of the airport serving the capital of Heilongjiang, China’s most northern province. The airport terminal is designed to serve 43 million passengers on […]

MAD imagines sinuous black East 34th skyscraper to “soften” New York’s skyline

MAD has envisioned a slender, dark skyscraper twisting up beside New York‘s Empire State Building as a contrast to the harshness of the city’s supertall structures. MAD Architects has imagined the conceptual East 34th to rise among a cluster of existing high-rises in Midtown Manhattan as an “alternative vision” for the city. MAD has envisioned the skyscraper […]

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