MAD presents cloud corridor residences at the A+D museum’s inaugural exhibition

Sep 2, 2015 by

 

MAD presents cloud corridor residences at the A+D museum's inaugural exhibition

aug 28, 2015

 

 

in an exhibition currently on view at the A+D museum in LA, MAD architects has proposed ‘cloud corridor’ as a future concept for residential design. the project, which is part of a display titled ‘shelter: rethinking how we live in los angeles’, embodies ma yansong’s philosophy that architecture should ‘manifest the spiritual essence between people and nature’. the exhibition remains open to the public until november 6, 2015.

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‘cloud corridor’ addresses the concern of urban sprawl and presents a typological alternative

 

 

 

the multistorey project addresses the concern of urban sprawl and presents a typological alternative: the high-density village. by reorienting the streets vertically, nine interconnected towers redistribute the urban fabric to cohere disparate neighborhoods into a community with public spaces and gardens. connective corridors weave circulation between towers to foster a sense of community among residents, and help activate the towers as a bustling hub within the city.

MAD architects ma yansong cloud corridor shelter rethinking how we live in los angeles designboom
each floorplate includes gardens to accompany the residential units

 

 

 

proposed as an urban landmark, the scheme expresses a devotion to nature, with each floorplate including gardens to accompany the residential units. patios and courtyards provide a lush environment amid the surrounding urban density, and offer a retreat from the city. elevated corridors and multi-level gardens shape the LA skyline and provide viewing platforms for residents to overlook the bustling activity below.

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elevated corridors and multi-level gardens shape the LA skyline

 

 

 

adjacent to museum row, the speculative site sits above a forthcoming metro station and provides an opportunity to propel nature into the everyday life of the city. cloud corridor’s podium also serves as a public park and transportation hub, providing the site with activity after museum hours. the integrated design seeks to challenge conventional residential typology by transforming everyday urban experiences into opportunities for residents to interact with nature among the growing urban density.

MAD architects ma yansong cloud corridor shelter rethinking how we live in los angeles designboom
speculative site plan

MAD architects ma yansong cloud corridor shelter rethinking how we live in los angeles designboom
by reorienting the streets vertically, nine interconnected towers redistribute the urban fabric

MAD architects ma yansong cloud corridor shelter rethinking how we live in los angeles designboom
the exhibition remains open to the public until november 6, 2015

 

 

project info:

 

name: cloud corridor
year: 2015
location: los angeles, USA
typology: residential
site area: 9,032 sqm
building area: 35,552 sqm
building height: 167m
directors in charge: ma yansong, dang qun, yosuke hayano
design team: flora lee, felix amiss, johanna tan, wenshen xie, colby suter

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