MAD – Urban Forest

MAD - Urban Forest

The ‘Urban Forest’ By MAD architects (Ma Yansong) is a China Based Architecture firm slowly gaining worldwide recognition for its wild concepts and building projects.

This particular project is a concept for a 1250 foot tower, comprised of greenhouses and multi-use spaces centered within Chongqings Urban landscape. The towers design is derived from the Mountainous landscape surrounding the city (photo shown above comparing) and is a testament to modern Chinese architecture referencing the cities past. It also provides a green streak to an otherwise corporately dominated cityscape.

The reason i like this design so much is because, although it is a new building, it still holds true to maintaining the city’s heritage by paying homage to its surrounding landscape.

 

Part 1
References:

http://www.designboom.com/architecture/mad-architects-urban-forest/

http://www.travelocafe.com/2010/09/contemporary-asian-architecture.html

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