Gallery: MAD Architects Complete Passive Solar Ordos Museum Inspired by...

The city of Ordos is a relatively new city that has developed over the last six years from a rural culture. The bulbous building reflects the region’s resistance against the influx of the ever-creeping urban grid, and it was inspired by Buckminster Fuller’s “Manhattan Dome.” It emulates the sand dunes of the Gobi desert that sat on the site not long ago, before the development plan was set in place.

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