MAD offers up two design proposals for Lucas Museum: one for SF, one for LA

October 28, 2016 by  
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MAD principal architect Ma Yansong worked on the two designs for the Lucas Museum at the same time and while they have some common features, the two proposals are also very different. The design for San Francisco seats the museum on Treasure Island, an artificial island in San Francisco Bay which is a former military site that now holds a host of tourist activities. The proposed design is for a fluid, tapered structure that is elevated from street level, creating a pedestrian space underneath the museum. This would integrate the museum into the waterfront without robbing the public of precious surface spaces. In protecting the public space, MAD’s museum design meshes with architecture firm SOM ’s master plan for Treasure Island. Related: MAD Architects announce a design overhaul for controversial George Lucas Museum in Chicago The second design is for Exposition Park in Los Angeles, where the Lucas Museum would neighbor the Natural History Museum and Coliseum. The LA version of the proposed museum protects public spaces in much the same way the San Francisco design seeks to do, but also creates additional public space in the form of rooftop terraces featuring living trees and other plants. The museum would sit on a sprawling green lawn, where visitors could enjoy nature or host a picnic in conjunction with their art appreciation. An underground parking garage with space for around 1,800 vehicles is also incorporated into the LA design. Each design proposal offers around 100,000 square feet of gallery space, which is a third of the size of the since-abandoned Chicago proposal after it was scaled down  to 300,000 square feet. Reportedly, Lucas will decide on the proposed museum’s location within the next four months, but there’s no word on whether he’ll accept the design created for that city. It’s entirely possible we will see another round of design revisions in the early part of 2017, much like the Chicago project endured several updates. In the meantime, art lovers can take a sneak peek at the Lucas Museum’s collection, thanks to this special feature compiled by the San Francisco Chronicle. + Lucas Museum of Narrative Art + MAD Architects Via Dezeen Images via MAD Architects

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MAD Architects Unveil Mountainous Skyscrapers for Beijing’s Chaoyang Park

September 11, 2013 by  
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Ma Yansong of MAD Architects wants to create a unique Chinese architecture that embraces contemporary design while still pulling from the country’s traditional roots. To that end, he’s unveiled plans for a mixed-use complex of skyscrapers, office blocks and public spaces for Beijing’s Chaoyang Park that emulate mountains , hills and lakes! The development follows Ma Yansong’s Shan-Shui city concept, in which buildings and cities are influenced by nature and emotion to enable urban dwellers to connect with nature through the built environment. Read the rest of MAD Architects Unveil Mountainous Skyscrapers for Beijing’s Chaoyang Park Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: buildings that look like mountains , buildings that look like natural landscape , chaoyang park , Chinese architecture , futuristic city landscape painting , ma yansong , MAD architects , shan-shui , simulating nature with buildings , spirit of green        

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MAD Architects Complete Passive Solar Ordos Museum Inspired by the Gobi Desert

November 4, 2011 by  
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Foster + Partners Unveil Thames Hub Plan To Update Britain’s Energy & Transport Infrastructure

November 4, 2011 by  
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Read the rest of Foster + Partners Unveil Thames Hub Plan To Update Britain’s Energy & Transport Infrastructure Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “sustainable architecture” , eco design , energy infrastructure , Foster + Partners , Foster and Partners , green architecture , Green Building , green design , green transportation , halcrow and volterra , high speed rail , rail network , railroad , renewable energy , sustainable design , thames hub , tidal power

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Samsung to Launch Flexible OLED Cell Phone in 2012

November 4, 2011 by  
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Over the years, consumers have demanded two things from their gadgets: that they be smaller, and that they be more flexible. While companies such as LG are already developing things like  flexible e-newspapers ,  Samsung is looking to move ahead of the pack by developing a kinetic, bendable , OLED phone that can fold over without any risk of cracking the screen or damaging the components within. Read the rest of Samsung to Launch Flexible OLED Cell Phone in 2012 Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: bendy cell phone , bendy galaxy skin , folding galaxy skin , galaxy skin 2012 , galaxy skin bendy phone , samsung bendy phone , samsung bendy phone galaxy skin , samsung flexible phone , Samsung Galaxy Skin

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