The first book by Beijing-based MAD, acclaimed for designs that embrace a new era in Chinese cities and lifestyle. Publisher: Actar
The main body of the Museum Liaunig cuts through a densely wooded, steep-sided embankment, projecting out on both ends, with only a small part of the outstretched building visible. Rather than removing the soil, excavated ground is used to remodel the site.
With its glittering envelope of 8.1 million yellow ceramic tiles the new building is a landmark attraction in the ethnically diverse residential neighborhood of Crown Heights.
The new California Academy of Sciences houses the Kimball Natural History Museum, Steinhart Aquarium and Morrison Planetarium, along with eight scientific research departments and over 20 million scientific specimens.