Posted by Jeremy Goldkorn on Thursday, August 10, 2006 at 4:19 PM
Ma Yansong (马岩松) is a young architect whose Beijing firm Mad recently won an international competion for the design of a landmark residential tower in Mississauga, Canada's seventh largest city (pictured). Dubbed the 'Marilyn Monroe Building', it is a spectacular and sensuous skyscraper that was the favorite choice of the judges, the press and the public.
Image from Mindmeters
Danwei TV recently caught up with Ma and asked him some questions about the Marilyn Monroe Building, and his views on architecture in China.
Credits: This video was shot and edited by Luke Mines, the clip is presented by Jeremy Goldkorn, with music by Fernando Fidanza and Jerry Chan.
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