Ma Yansong, the visionary behind MAD Architects, talks with Fast Company about his plans to leave his mark on Western architecture. As he gears up to open a New York studio, Yansong explains that in Eastern culture "we look at how nature inspires—it's about beauty or the emotional element of the environment.” Yansong believes that the future of architecture will be about human nature, an ideology he infuses into his impressive designs, rather than symbols of power and capital.

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