MAD Architects – Ordos Art & City Museum

Conceived as a reaction to the strict geometry of the master plan, the Art & City museum by MAD Architects is an amorphous building that seems like it has landed on the earth. Located in the new city center and although its contemporary presence, the space itself is deeply rooted into the local culture. 

The structure is wrapped in polished metal louvers to reflect and dissolve the planned surroundings. This shell encloses a interior totally separate from the urban reality. On entering, the logic changes and the spaces begin to buzz: heights are disproportionate, holes buckle upwards, surfaces creep sinuously around, creating openings and interstices which tone down the effect of the sheer quantity of light streaming down to the floor.

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