In this issue, we explore the global politics of Chinese eco-cities. Plus Ou Ning, Shanghai deco, propaganda posters and the V&A in Shenzhen

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Mad Architects draws on traditional Chinese painting and sensitivity to landscape to realise two contrasting landmark projects

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Tuesday, 28 February 2012 11:40

Ordos Museum by MAD Architects

MAD has landed an abstract metallic object in the middle of the Inner Mongolian desert, hoping to shape the barren region’s cultural identity.

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Thursday, 11 August 2011 11:55

Profile: Ma Yansong

Ma Yansong shot to fame when he became the first Chinese architect to win a major international competition. Now, with those winning towers approaching completion, he reflects on what it means to represent a country and a generation – and keep from becoming stale.

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Wednesday, 10 August 2011 14:27

Profile: Olafur Eliasson

A preoccupation with public space has always been at the heart of Olafur Eliasson’s work. Now the Danish-Icelandic artist is designing his first solo building. “The mistake,” he says, “is claiming that what I’m doing is architecture”.

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Friday, 18 March 2011 15:38

The making of Icon 094’s cover

For the cover of our April issue, we commissioned London-based linocut illustrator Nick Morley to make a print of MAD’s Absolute Towers in Toronto. We asked him to take us through the process behind the artwork.

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Thursday, 08 July 2010 15:45

Feelings Are Facts

Olafur Eliasson and Ma Yansong’s smoke-filled room in Beijing sends Johanna Agerman on a journey of blind, misplaced faith.

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Wednesday, 16 December 2009 21:15

Ma Yansong's Hutong Bubble

Ma Yansong's silver blob that could save historic Beijing.

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