MAD brings a surreal sports campus that mimics a green, martian landscape to China

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Architect Ma Yansong and his Beijing-based firm MAD Architects’ surreal designs often look as though they come from outer space—and his new masterplan for the Quzhou Sports Campus in China is no different. The massive development just broke ground in the historic Chinese city in Zhejiang province and will bring with it an undulating green landscape with mixed programming. Inspired by the traditional Chinese painting style called ‘shan shui,’ MAD Architects conceived a park-like setting with… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building



Stunning new wooden sports center in Paris is hidden underneath sprawling green roof

A large green landscape dominates this new sprawling sports center located in the suburbs of Paris. Designed by Gaetan Le Penhuel Architecture, the Clamart Sports Center houses four schools under a vast green carpet and a huge curved shell supported by structurally efficient laminated wooden beams.

The complex is framed by two contrasting urban conditions-a suburban zone of detached houses in the south, and a uniform configuration of social housing towers in the north. In order to reconcile the… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green BuildingEco funeral – Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building