MAD Architects was established by Chinese architect Ma Yansong in 2004, and has since become a global practice. Its futuristic designs have been bold and experimental since the start. For the partners at MAD, it is important that the environment they build maintains spiritual and emotional connections with people through nature. This combination of technology and nature results in a sort of fictional architecture with a strongly artistic component. This issue details a selection of seventeen projects, taking readers from early design concepts to final realities. Featured works include Harbin Opera House, Xinhee Design Centre, Floating Island, and the Ordos Museum in Mongolia.