Harbin Opera House

MAD Architects unveils the completed Harbin Opera House, located in the Northern Chinese city of Harbin. In 2010, MAD won the international open competition for Harbin Cultural Island, a master plan for an opera house, a cultural center, and the surrounding wetland landscape along Harbin’s Songhua River. Continue reading

The Hypnotizing Beauty of Harvesting Lavender

There are few things as beautiful and scenic (and as fragrant) as a field full of lavender in full bloom. Even when they’re being harvested, the organized rows of flowers and the farmers’ methodical work strike a beautiful contrast.