Monday, December 19, 2011
Museum of Ordos - MAD Architects
The title of this post really says it all...as the building is truly mad. It is in a purpose built community in a desert region of Inner Mongolia, which serves as China's answer to Dubai. The city was essentially built overnight on the coal and natural gas fortunes of the region. The building, mimicking the dunes in the neighbouring desert, is a green technology marvel, using natural lighting and ventilation for climate control. The space will house various artifacts and antiquities of the area, and will make you walk through a gift shop to exit. More pics after the jump.